Germany submits building application to Osaka City authorities
The German Pavilion officially kicks off building approval process for Type A pavilion
By submitting its building application on 7 November 2023, to the Expo Organiser, the German Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka officially kicked off the process of obtaining the building permit. The building application is first reviewed by the Expo Organiser and then submitted to the Osaka city authorities. This marks the starting point for realisation of a unique Type A (self-built) pavilion.
The comprehensive application for the building permit including the general design plan of the pavilion and its schematics is now under review by the Expo Organiser and will then be submitted to Osaka city authorities. According to the current planning status, construction work on the German pavilion should get under way by the beginning of next year.
“We are extremely delighted to be able to take the next step that brings us closer to our goal of creating a space where the concept of circularity in presentation, architecture and construction all come together,“ says Christopher Hecker, Director of the German Pavilion.
A Type A pavilion is defined as a characteristically unique pavilion that the respective nation designs and builds itself. The concept for the German Pavilion was selected as part of an EU-wide procurement procedure in 2022. The comprehensive application for a building permit was prepared by the German Pavilion Expo 2025 Osaka Consortium in cooperation with the construction consultants at Laumann / Scheßl / Weismüller Architektur + Baumanagement GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).
The next World Expo will take place from 13 April to 13 October 2025 in Osaka, Japan. Themed “Designing Future Society for Our Lives“, 150 countries and regions as well as 25 international organisations are expected to participate.
Koelnmesse GmbH is organising and running the German Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The “German Pavilion Expo 2025 Osaka Consortium”, comprising the two companies facts and fiction (Cologne) and GL events (Lyon and Japan), is in charge of concept design, planning and realisation. facts and fiction is responsible for content, exhibition and media design; the pavilion is being built by GL events. The architecture and spatial design come from LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (Berlin). The construction management company Laumann / Scheßl / Weismüller Architektur + Baumanagement GmbH is the project consultant for building-related aspects. 78degrees GmbH will be operating the restaurant and souvenir shop.
For enquiries, please contact
Deputy Head of Communications
German Pavilion Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne
+49 221 821 2251