Gonzato Contract, the division of Ind.ia spa that follows special projects, has installed the railing systems at the Azerbaijan pavilion for Expo Milano 2015. The contract, signed with Simmetrico Srl in Milan on Monday 23rd February , foresees the production and installation of all the railings of the pavilion, both inside and outside. The balustrades are in stainless steel, following the customer’s drawing, with panels made of rods and tensioned ropes and customized handrails. Gonzato Contract is pleased to provide an effective, ecological and economic solution with full respect for the planet and its equilibrium, which will help to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for the visitors of the Azerbaijan pavilion during the Universal Exposition, hosted by Italy from May 1st to October 31st , 2015. Among the prestigious sites in which Gonzato Contract is currently engaged, there is also the one of the restoration of the Colosseum in Rome. The cooperation contract is for the supply and installation of 69 gates in forged iron, closing the fornices of the 1st order of the amphitheater.
Technical and productive features of the balustrades
The materials and the technologies adopted for these balustrades ensure reduced maintenance costs, durability and energy savings. The inside railings will be made of bronze painted steel and will follow the curved lines of the spaces and of the stairs inside the biospheres, which characterize the pavilion. The handrail is in cherry color wood multilayer, finished with intumescent paint; the posts made of laser cut blades and vertical tensioned steel cables, with hidden junction points. The outside railings will be made of stainless steel AISI 316 satin finished with double binate plate posts. A special handrail will be used, with dimmable and uniform lighting system, the LED Railing System of IAM Design, studied and designed in compliance with the safety regulations both from the positioning and ergonomic point of view of the object and from the lighting point of view. The handrail will be installed off-axis, towards the inside to ensure higher safety. The white light LED, located inside the handrail, will illuminate the path giving a pleasant effect that will stand out the forms of the underlying structure, besides ensuring the safety of the structure even during the evening.
The Azerbaijan Pavilion, “Azerbaijan, Treasure of Biodiversity”
The project of the Azerbaijan pavilion “Azerbaijan, Treasure of Biodiversity” is realized by Simmetrico network, group of creative persons conceived by Daniele Zambelli in 2007. The pavilion is an example of landscape and cultural biodiversity of the country, through three glass biospheres with double curvature. The undulating wooden walls preserve the microclimate of the structure and cut down the energy consumption; they embrace the pavilion and evoke the wind, typical of Azerbaijani territory and symbol of the cultural and creative flows that always passed through it. The first biosphere is the one of the most evocative historical-naturalistic views of the country, always geographical and cultural crossroads; the second is dedicated to the biodiversity, in terms of multiplicity, plurality and wealth both from a natural and from anthropological point of view; the third is the one that draws the liaison between innovation and tradition, very alive in Azerbaijan. All the materials and spaces have been designed to make the pavilion readapted and functional also in the years coming. After the exhibition it will in fact be disassembled and moved to Azerbaijan, in the capital Baku, where it will become the center dedicated to biodiversity.