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Expo Milano: Vertical Farm Installation

Anna Mowry

March 18, 2015


The vertical farm at the USA Pavilion

Over in Milan, the future USA Pavilion is inching closer and closer to completion. Our construction team recently installed the internal frame for the structure's state-of-the-art vertical farm, which will serve as an homage to America's farming history and to Expo Milano's commitment to a sustainable future. Various crops will grow on panels that rotate for maximum sunlight exposure; the produce will be harvested for on-site dining events throughout Expo's six-month run. A rendering of the completed design feature is below.

The vertical farm at the USA Pavilion

As we’ve been reporting for several weeks now, we’re leading the conception and buildout of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the first world’s fair to focus exclusively on food. View our complete archive of Expo Milano coverage.

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit and follow the project on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Expo Milan, visit and follow the fair on Twitter and Instagram.

Anna Mowry is senior editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.