Between the 1 March 2015 to 31 March 2016 the facilities will be used temporary as Expo Village by the delegates and the staff of the countries taking part of the exhibition. For this period they will be completed 7 of the 11 buildings planned for the following years, for a total of 397 accommodations and appurtenances. The medium capacity will be of 1200/1500 guests.
The ground floors will be used as common services and multifunctional –info-point, laundry, gym, living spaces, newsstand, medical rooms, bar, inter-religious room – and some of them will remain open after the Expo for the future users of Village Cascina Merlata. This project took a path definition which began two years ago, when EuroMilano, the real estate group promoter of this initiative for urban development, commissioned at Politecnico of Milan a deep research for the interior designs and the furnishings for the Expo Village.