It is a fruit that brings people together, whose seed we all spit out”. Perfectly embodying the main theme of Expo 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, the work stands on a fan of steps made out of highquality grey Versilys marble that also comes from Monte Altissimo. It is located at the main entrance, West Gate, to the Expo site, next to the Expo Center, in a privileged position so that it can be clearly seen by everybody visiting the Expo. Mapei helped construct the sculpture by supplying its cutting-edge technology for constructing the fan of stones on which the “Seed” stands. For the installation of the marble base, Mapei supplied KERAFLEX MAXI S1 high-performance, deformable, cementitious adhesive with no vertical slip, extended open time and Low Dust technology. The marble joints were then grouted using ULTRACOLOR PLUS high-performance, anti-efflorescence, quick-setting and drying polymer-modified mortar with water-repellent DropEffect® and mould-resistant BioBlock® technology. Mapei, whose corporate philosophy is based on the firm belief that work can never be separated from art and passion, was proud to help in the creation of “Seme dell’Altissimo”, a fine example of how a working partnership between art and industry can result in the creation of magnificent works all over the world.