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MILANO 2015 – LOUMBILA 2017

TRANSFORMING THE MONACO PAVILION INTO A TRAINING CENTER IN BURKINA FASO

The project, designed by the architect Enrico Pollini, is based upon the 2015 Universal Exposition theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life”, using three components linked to the Monaco Principality.

TENT ROOF

This symbolizes the commitment of the Government of Monaco to international solidarity and NGOs. It provides shelter and protection.

GREEN ROOF

The roof represents the commitment of the Principality in sustainable development and urban agriculture as a future solution.

CONTAINERS

They show how inter-connectivity and international exchanges are important in today’s strategies. They serve as a reference to the very active shipping sector in the Principality.

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2015, EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT

LAUNCH OF UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Food security and nutrition, Energy, Governance, Growth and employment, Environmental sustainability, Population dynamics. The pavilion, completely transformed (building and equipment), is at the heart of an ambitious sustainable development project, entirely autonomous for the benefit of the Burkinabe Red Cross and the countries of the Sahel region. The complex of 6,5 hectares consists of the transformed pavilion, accomodations, meeting rooms, dining area, sports fields, a nautical rescue training area, a vegetable farming zone and a solar panels field. The center will provide training in first aid and vocational training. It will also accommodate gatherings, events and conferences. 85% of the pavilion functions are retained. The building meets the norms for the High Quality Environmental Standards (HQE).

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ONE PROJECT THREE GOALS

01. FIRST AID TRAINING

Creation of a First Aid training center aimed at Western African countries.

02. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Vocational training, particularly in the hospitality sector, to help young female domestic workers.

03. A MODEL OF SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY

The opportunity for the Burkinabe Red Cross to generate income to meet humanitarian challenges.