Press Release

2023.05.22 Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, The German Pavilion is named “Wa! Germany.” -Theme and Concept Briefing Session Held-
(c) MIR_LAVA_facts and fiction

On Monday, May 22, 2023, the Federal Republic of Germany held a presentation in Osaka City to announce the theme and concept of the pavilion to be exhibited at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
The German Pavilion is called “Wa! Germany” and will focus on the circular economy as its main theme in terms of architecture and exhibition content. Among the topics of sustainability, the circular economy is a theme of particular interest to Germany, and the German Pavilion aims to convey this to visitors in an easy-to-understand manner.

Overview of the pavilion

The German Pavilion is based on the basic concept of circulation and the co-creation of a recycling-oriented society. The circle shape representing circularity, which is at the core of the exhibition concept, is incorporated into the design of the pavilion itself, the visitor experience, the design, and the display of technology and visions of the future.

  1. Pavilion name
    “Wa! Germany”
  2. Main theme to be developed in the pavilion
    Circular economy
  3. Meaning of pavilion name
    Wa – wa for circulation
    Wa – wa for harmony
    Wa – wa for wonder
  4. Subtheme
    Connecting Lives
    Wa – wa for circulation
    Wa – wa for harmony
    Wa – wa for wonder
  5. Architectural Composition
    The pavilion consists of seven circle-shaped wooden structures, with tubular units joined to each other. It is a two-building ensemble: a themed exhibition area and a restaurant area.
  6. Organizer and Management Team
    ・Entity in charge
    BMWK (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action)
     ・Organizational management
      Koelnmesse GmbH
     ・Construction Project Consultant
      Laumann /Scheßl / Weismüller
     ・Planning, design, construction and production
    German Pavilion Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
    【Consortium members】Facts and fiction (Concept, exhibition, media design) GL events (Building construction)
     ・Architecture and concept of space
    LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

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Press release


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition