Project Description

CARDO & DECUMANO | EXPO MILANO 2015

Milan | Italy

YEAR

2015

STATUS

Completed

TYPE

Cultural and Institutional

SERVICE

Tensile Structures | Special Structures | ETFE Technology

FINAL CLIENT

Mantovani Group

CLIENT

Taiyo Europe Gmbh

ARCHITECT

Herzog & de Meuron

ENGINEER

Massimo Majowiecki

MATERIALS

Cables | Mesh | Steel | PVC

SURFACE

65,000 m²

People

SUPERVISOR

Gianluca Bressan

TEAM

Davide Canton

Giorgia Ferronato

Photo Credits

Maffeis Engineering

Gallery

In many modern cities the cross-shaped structure is still evident, inheritance of the castrum, the Roman camp that stood out for its orthogonal plan and the roads perpendicular to each other called Cardo and Decumanus. This is the structure that inspired the design of the Expo Milano 2015 Exposition Site. The Decumanus crosses the entire site from east to west for 1,5 kilometers, and it intersects with the Cardo, 350 metres long, which connects the north and south of the Exhibition Site and includes the exhibition proposal of the host country, Italy. Maffeis Engineering designed the structure and membrane systems of both these “roads”.