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Best of Expo 2015: Breathing at the Austrian Pavilion

If you are planning to visit Expo-2015, you have plenty ticket possibilities: you can spend there one entire day, an evening only or you can get a seasonal pass. However, unless you will decide to invest entire weeks of your time for the Expo-2015 discovery, you will have to skip some national participations. There are simply too many pavilions, on-going shows, food events and restaurants.

So how to choose among over 150 pavilions? Where to go and what to skip? To answer this question, Cultural Italy would like to share with you what we believe to be the best Expo experience of this year.

Definitely one of the most intriguing spots at Expo-2015 is the Austrian Pavilion and its “Breath” experience.

Rather than designing a classic building, Austria has decided to showcase this time the country’s outdoor nature. Therefore, its pavilion is nothing else but high perimetral fences that veil real wild forest, lush greenery and, what is the most important, fresh and high quality Alpine air.

In other words, the pavilion offers to its guests a very special journey through a cooling microclimate where no classic air conditioning systems is used. Natural water evapotranspiration, vegetation freshness, clouds of dreamlike mist and artificially generated wind are more than enough to keep the atmosphere extremely breezy and fresh.

Given the boiling climate of summer Italy, the Austrian pavilion appears as an oasis of well-being and comfort. Yes, even northern Milan can be extremely sunny and hot. So, once at Expo don’t forget to visit this natural escape and healing oxygen retreat that will help you to relax and recharge your batteries during your exhausting yet extremely appealing Expo day!

Maria Novozhilova

twitter: @NovozhilovaM