The National Technical Museum has acquired a model of the Czech pavilion from EXPO 2015, which took place in Milan, Italy, for its collection. Models of pavilions from world fairs traditionally enrich the museum’s collection and the most important of them are exhibited in the Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design Exposition. The Director of the Architecture and Civil Engineering Museum, belonging to the National Technical Museum, Mr. Martin Ebel, stated, “The model of this pavilion from the Milan Expo will be included in the architecture collection of the National Technical Museum. It will go alongside models of realized and non-realized constructions for world exhibitions from the past. As one example from this collection, which is literally a functionalist jewel, the model for the exhibition pavilion of the Paris 1937 fair may be mentioned, which, at that time, attracted extraordinary attention as a light and immensely elegant building of glass reflecting on the River Seine. This model adorns the continuous Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design exposition in the main building of the National Technical Museum. A line of further designs of exposition pavilions by architects such as Josef Gočár, Bohuslav Fuchs, Ladislav Machoň and other famous architects belongs to the same collection”.
The history of organizing periodic world exhibitions has been developing since 1851. The acknowledgment of the Czech pavilion at the EXPO 2015 world exhibition with a bronze medal for architecture and the construction technology used demonstrates to the world that the Czech Republic is a significant country in the field of civil engineering and the usage of new technologies. This is the first pavilion in the period of the autonomous Czech Republic that has been so honoured. With the pavilion design, the architects used the most up-to-date 3D visualizations and reference examples. The backlit model in the scale of 1:50 and dimensions of 1,400 x 500 mm together with a cover and a pedestal was created by ADC Studio firm.
“KOMA modular buildings are never static as they may be changed over time, they may be rearranged, altered or moved to another location to be adapted for a new function. Modular architecture is simply a never-ending story,” Mr. Stanislav Martinec, the Managing Director of KOMA MODULAR, explains about the concept of modular architecture and the possibilities of future pavilion building uses.