The British Government will showcase Britain's distinctive qualities of creativity and enterprise to millions of international visitors through the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015.
The challenge is to invent a structure that represents a British take on the Expo theme. The Expo organisers have asked for pavilions which are designed in relation to their content and add to their significance. The overall concept needs to be original, visually compelling and memorable.
This is a fast-track competition - Expressions of Interest by 19th February 2014.
To engage as widely as possible with potential design and content providers, and to encourage collaborations between creative partners, the search for a design team for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2015 is being undertaken as a two-stage process. The procedure is being conducted to meet EU procurement guidelines, under the Restricted Procedure. The first stage is an open call for participation - an Expression of Interest − based on financial standing and technical and professional capability. We invite as wide a response as possible, meeting the criteria identified in the PQQ section in this document.
A shortlist of five teams will be selected to move to Stage Two, the Invitation to Tender, and will be asked to produce a concept design. These teams will be provided with detailed briefing material and invited to a briefing day, in London, to receive information on the Expo and UK requirements.