The Sri Lankan Pavilion at the XXII Triennale di Milano earns an Honorable Mention at The Plan Award 2019
A Piece of Sky –the Sri Lankan Pavilion at the XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival-, has been awarded with an Honorable Mention in the Special Project category of The Plan Award 2019. Designed by Peia Associati, the pavilion has been supported by Flos, in collaboration with Robonica, for the creation of a circadian lamp simulating the sun and replicating its cycles.
Sri Lanka, after decades of serious social difficulties, exposed a proposal for the inclusion and re-establishment of relations with nature. ‘A Piece of Sky’ provides a minimum environment for the start of productive activities or settlements protected from the meteorological excesses. Provided with this minimum of technology and security (their portion of the sky), citizens can devote themselves, in hygienic and productive conditions, to the improvement of their living conditions both social and economic, such as minimal handicraft activities of cultivation and breeding. Each of the six months of exposure at the Triennale will show an example of these projects, just as every month there will be a real crop from the hydroponic culture present in the installation.
Flos will implement the same special LED technology to illuminate the new Conference Center of the United Nations in Geneva, also designed by Peia Associati, which will be unveiled in June 2019.
The Plan Award is an award created and promoted by THE PLAN magazine to disseminate knowledge of and improve the quality of the work done by designers, academics, critics and students in the architecture, design and city planning fields, thereby promoting debate on topical design and planning themes.