THE SPACES . the LEGACY OF WORLD EXPO ARCHITECTURE

Following the conclusion of the 2015 World Expo in Milan, this article discusses the pros and cons of hosting these events and how an intelligent use of architecture can help to generate a positive legacy. The article was published on The Spaces in November 2015 and can be found in full here.

US Pavilion at Expo 67, Montreal. Photograph by Guilhermeduartegarcia.

US Pavilion at Expo 67, Montreal. Photograph by Guilhermeduartegarcia.

As the organisers of the recently concluded World Expo in Milan look to clarify the future of its 110-hectare site in the north of the city, questions are once again being raised over the legacy these events leave behind. Without Expos, Paris might not have the Eiffel Tower and Seattle would be without its Space Needle, but do a few privately owned monuments justify the enormous expense and upheaval that hosting an Expo demands? Read more...