Clusters are one of the new attractions of Expo Milano 2015: for the first time pavilion communities are not grouped by geographical area but rather by a common theme and the food group to which they belong. Each country found in one of the clusters has an individual display space in which to develop its own personal interpretation of the theme of Expo Milano 2015.
A landscape that echoes the images of neverending rice fields, evoking the colors and scents of a rural setting, greets each visitor. Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Sierra Leone.
The image of the sea is conveyed by its flooring in myriad hues of blue, recalling all the colors of the sea that embraces the countries hosted in the Cluster. Montenegro, Algeria, Serbia, Lebanon, Egypt, San Marino, Tunisia, Greece, Libya, Malta, Albania.
The cocoa tree is grown in the tropical and subtropical plantations which serve as a source of inspiration for this Cluster. Cameroon, Ghana, Gabon.
Inspiring this Cluster are the vast coffee plantations set in the shade of the tropical forests of Africa and Central America. Kenya, Burundi, Yemen, Guatemala, El Salvador, Uganda, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Rwanda.
As a cultivated forest, the space accommodates small and large varieties of fruit trees, creating a natural atmosphere. Gambia, Guinea, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.
A voyage along the spice route, featuring scents and colors evoking distant lands and seas, is the inspiration for this Cluster. Afghanistan, Brunei, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.
The colors and scents reminiscent of cereal and tuber crops are the conceptual basis for this pavilion. Bolivia, Haiti, Mozambique, Togo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe.
Here, the atmosphere is created by the sounds of rushing water, the crunch of gravel and the knocking of wood, to evoke these lands’ sense of harmony. Guinea Bissau.
On entering the Cluster, visitors find themselves immersed in a desert sandstorm-like atmosphere, created by canes hanging from the ceiling. Mauritania, Senegal, Palestine, Eritrea.