The Rome-based architect's office Nemesi & Partners designed the Italian Pavillon Palazzo Italia for the Expo 2015 world exhibition in Milan with a façade that is equally good-looking and pragmatic. The outside of the building, which resembles a petrified forest, impresses with a special cement that cleans the smog-laden air of the city. 80 % of the almost 100,000-square metre facade was manufactured from recy- cled material using around 2,200 tonnes of cement. Solar cells on the roof of the pavilion generate energy during the day. The Italian pre- cast element manufacturer Styl-Comp used a high-performance special mortar from Italcementi for the production of the façade elements and the majority of the elements were produced in specially manufactured battery moulds using the upcrete technology from Ratec.
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