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2017Modular architecture center
KOMA Modular, Vizovice
2015Energy for the Future:
Exhibition Pavilion in Milan
Czech pavilion
at EXPO 2015

Welcome to the site of the Czech Pavilion at EXPO2015

The Czech Pavilion for EXPO2015 represents top Czech modular architecture. Its purpose is to provide an adequate space for exhibitions and the facilities they need with the help of simple modular technology. moreinfo

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The unique architectural design is made possible by the principles of modular structuring. It is precisely its modular structure that will enable the pavilion to be recycled in the future.

Green

The collapsibility of the pavilion enables much more effective use of non-renewable resources. The whole pavilion will become a lesson in renewability, cleaning and reuse of common elements such as water.

Intelligent

The design will enable the pavilion to substitute for several different functions. After returning to its home country, the pool could become a floating pontoon by the Prague warps and help develop the concept of enlivening urban riverbanks. After a simple modification the modular section of the pavilion will become a nursery.

Current Condition of the Pavilion

Pavilion in Brief

An overview of basic data about the building of the pavilion and its current operation at the exhibition in Milan. Statistical data are and will be kept up to date.

520 Hourly visitor capacity
700 m2 Total exhibition area
13586Daily visitor rate:
2500000Total number of visitors:
  • 1360 m2Ground area
  • 540 m2Built-up area
  • 420 tonnesPavilion weight
  • 60 tonnesSteel structure base
  • 37 m3Pool volume
  • 135 daysPavilion assembly time

View the Inside of the Pavilion

View the concept of the Czech pavilion, its most attractive parts, and photographs of the spaces and exhibitions inside the pavilion on the next page.

Who Is Behind the Concept

The creator of the concept of the pavilion is the leading producer of modular structures, the KOMA Modular company, in cooperation with the architectural studio CHYBIK KRISTOF AA. moreinfo

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The original Czech limited liability company KOMA MODULAR s.r.o. with more than 20 years of experience, specialises in modular construction and has implemented modular projects all over the world. The company has received numerous awards for its innovative approach and technologies. The company has recently moved its focus towards the development of low-energy modules and architecturally attractive designs.

In this area, the company has developed close cooperation with CHYBIK KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS, a young and progressive architectural studio, creator of numerous interesting projects and holder of several awards.

Advantages of modular construction

Modular architecture is based on three fundamental principles arising from from elementary human needs - prefabrication, mobility and variability.

QUICK

The main benefit of modular structures is how quickly they can be erected. Thanks to the prevailingly dry construction method, long technological breaks are virtually eliminated. Thus the house literally grows before your own eyes. For example, a nursery can be built in the course of one summer before the holiday season ends.

SMART

Easy disassembly of modular constructions enables continuous development. A modular construction is never finite. You can add, reduce, change the facade - in short, adapt the house to current needs anytime.

ELEGANT

Modular structures can form various combinations and layouts. Impressive elements such as brackets result from a simple shift of a module. All sorts of facade designs to meet your desires resulting in attractive architectural variety go without saying.

Pavilion News

City Module

Another interesting outcome of the cooperation between KOMA as the producer and Chybík & Krištof architects as the designers is certainly represented by the uniquely shaped City Module. Its trapezoidal shape allows for the creation of unexpected shapes of city structures and sculptures. 

City Modules are mainly used for cultural events and by culture institutions. They have for example been used as the background for presentation of the Faculty of Art and Design of J. Sutnar as part of the Prague Design Block 2014.

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The life of the pavilion once the exhibition closes represents an important part of its design. Thus the incurred investment will not turn into waste after a mere six months of use. In this sense, the concept of modules which can be dismantled, transported to another place and used in a new, different way is an exceptional solution.

Introductory Information

The project has tried to respect the overall concept of the exhibition through the chamber concept and compact form of the pavilion. The pavilion becomes a house and an experience, and should be symbolised by slogans such as user friendliness, spatial simplicity, modularity, recycling, reusability or climate.  These parameters are indispensable at a time when the whole world is thinking about sustainability.The project has tried to respect the overall concept of the exhibition through the chamber concept and compact form of the pavilion. The pavilion becomes a house and an experience, and should be symbolised by slogans such as user friendliness, spatial simplicity, modularity, recycling, reusability or climate.  These parameters are indispensable at a time when the whole world is thinking about sustainability.

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