Australian Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan

Australian Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan

Australian Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan News / Media / 02.05.2024

One year to go until the World Expo opens to visitors from across the globe 

One year to go until the Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan, and the Australian Pavilion will open to visitors from across the globe!

Australia is participating in Expo 2025 alongside more than 150 nations, for six months from April to October 2025.

Expo 2025 Osaka, ‘Designing Future Society for our Lives’, will focus on developing and adopting best practices from around the world to drive co-creation by the global community in designing a sustainable society that supports social challenges, emerging sciences, and evolving technologies.

Design for the Australian Pavilion is led by Buchan, with consultant team including Nikken Sekkei – Local Architect, structural and building services consulting engineers, Japan; McGregor Coxall – Landscape; and Barbara Bynder, Karrda Pty Ltd – Indigenous Cultural Advisor.

A celebration of Country and its importance to future societies, the Australian Pavilion is inspired by the warmth, openness and unique natural beauty of Australia reflected in the theme, ‘Chasing the Sun’.

The Pavilion's form is an abstraction of a eucalyptus gumnut. The ubiquitous eucalyptus tree, with its myriad shapes and colours, is symbolic of the diversity and resilience of Australian people. In and around the pavilion, the vibrant colours of the eucalypts and their gum blossoms will reflect contemporary Australian society.

Expo 2025 takes place Sunday, April 13 to Monday October 13, 2025.