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expo 2025 in Osaka

From 13 April to 13 October 2025, the next World Expo "Expo 2025" will take place in Osaka. The general theme of Expo 2025 is "DESIGNING FUTURE SOCIETY FOR OUR LIVES", deepened by the three sub-themes "SAVING LIVES", "EMPOWERING LIVES", "CONNECTING LIVES".

Climate change, scarcity of resources and the dynamics of digitalisation and globalisation pose major challenges to humanity. To overcome them, solutions are needed that go far beyond previous methods. It takes courage and consistency to look for answers away from the usual paths and routines. It needs thoughts that go beyond the borders of countries, sectors, and disciplines. It needs space to exchange ideas and facilitate dialogue.

It needs Expo 2025.   

official Website “Expo 2025 Osaka” | Infos zur Österreich-Beteiligung auf Deutsch

Austrian participation

In November 2021, the Austrian Federal Government decided to participate in Expo 2025 in Osaka, which will take place from 13 April 2025 to 13 October 2025. A total of more than 28 million visitors and 150 participating countries as well as 25 international organisations are expected. The total budget amounts to EUR 19.3 million and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Economic Affairs and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Former Federal Minister Dr. Ursula Plassnik has been appointed honorary government commissioner and will represent Austria vis-à-vis the committees on Expo 2025.

The Austrian Pavilion is intended as an innovative meeting place and a distinctive platform to present the diversity of Austria, its society, economy, art, culture, and science in the sense of a clear nation branding and to create a space for dialogue and exchange.

Realisation: "Austria's Story @ Expo 2025 Osaka" realisation competition

For the development of Austria's contribution, an open, two-stage realisation competition will be held to obtain a comprehensive overall concept for the design of Austria's appearance at Expo 2025 Osaka. 

The tendered task includes the architecture and planning of the Austrian pavilion, the conception and visualisation of a continuous storyline for the exhibition as well as the design and staging of the outdoor spaces. The staging is based on the guiding theme of Expo 2025 and is intended to convey Austria's contribution to shaping the future of mankind and society in the field of action of nature, tradition, and innovation.

Expert Jury:

  • Prof. DI Thomas HUNDT
  • Miyako TSUTSUI-NAIRZ, M.Arch.
  • Mag. Benno PICHLER
  • Mag. Barbara WEBER-KAINZ


  • Announcement of the competition: 31 August 2022
  • Colloquium / Webinar: 21 September 2022
  • End of the enquiry period: 26 September 2022
  • 1st stage - submission of the idea concept: 14 October 2022
  • 1st stage - jury meeting: 09 November 2022
  • Stage 2 - Submission of detailed design: 18 January 2023
  • 2nd stage - jury meeting: 03 February 2023

Award Documents

For downloading the award documents, please register on the ANKÖ award portal.

Webinar: EXPO AUSTRIA - The realisation competition

A webinar was held on 21.9.2022 to explain the tender documents and to answer your questions. 

watch the webinar video

Tender-Video "Call 4 projects"

watch on youtube

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