In 2005, the area chosen to welcome the wonderful project of the new Milan Exhibition Centre, was that on the border between the town of Rho and Pero, just outside Milan.
The architectural firm Fuksas, one of the most prestigious worldwide, won the ambitious contract, employing a team of professionals dedicated to the design and selection of materials for the building.
Six enormous pavilions, in addition to two more double-floor pavilions, for a total surface of 345,000 square metres of covered exhibition area and 60,000 square metres of outdoor areas.
Each pavilion offer forefront technology services and is organized according to a numbered strategic path.
The buildings are numbered from 1 to 24, the odd numbers on the left side, the even numbers on the right side, all connected to each other by a central path of 1,500 metres of length and 32 metres of width, which represents the distinctive element of the project: the Sail.
The Sail consists of an expanse of white epoxy resin on which a large cover with a unique pattern movement extends, representing a truly work of art.
The path provide constant altitude variations that remind to the natural landscape: craters, waves, dunes and hills.
A wonderful walkaway between the pavilions where the natural light, filtering through the glass and stainless steel, gives dynamism to the flooring which, brilliant and majestic, accompanies visitors to discover one of the most modern and important exhibition centres in the world: Fieramilano.
IPM Italia technicians, who took care of the coatings of the Sail, have had no doubt about the application solution: a decorative screed.
The internal laboratory studied then an exclusive system to guarantee not only the resistance of the flooring, but also the upgrading of the surrounding structure, providing the addition of natural grits to the screed during the production phase.
Ph. Credits Moreno Maggi