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Osaka-Kansai Expo: ZERI Japan Unveils Ocean-Themed Pavilion Plans

The triple-domed pavilion designed by ZERI Japan will house displays and host programs to educate visitors on the importance of protecting Earth's oceans.



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Triple-domed pavilion concept by ZERI Japan. (Image courtesy of ZERI Japan)

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On August 25, the nonprofit Zero Emission Research and Initiative in Japan (ZERI Japan) revealed the design of its BLUE OCEAN DOME pavilion for the upcoming 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo

Centered around the concept of "ocean revival," the pavilion will be dedicated to minimizing waste by utilizing environmentally conscious construction materials. 

Triple Domes

ZERI Japan will be one of only 13 exhibitors from the private sector to have a pavilion at the Expo. The organization aims to establish an interactive and enjoyable space where visitors can learn about the sustainable use of marine resources and the conservation of marine ecosystems.

Construction will cost approximately ¥3 billion JPY and is planned to take place from November 2023 through October 2024. The structure will comprise three interconnected domes. These domes are to be built using bamboo, carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, and paper tubes for the framework. The design also incorporates the possibility of relocation and repurposing following the Expo.

Each dome embodies a unique concept. Dome A (with a diameter of 19 meters) will function as the entrance and focus on the theme of "circularity." It will house an installation that depicts the Earth's water cycle. 

Continue reading the full story on Japan 2 Earth to learn more about the plan for ZERI Japan's pavilion and the challenges faced.

And find more great articles on the environment and the challenges of achieving the SDGs on our new website Japan 2 Earth (J2E), sparking a transition to the future.


(Read the article in Japanese.)

Author: Kohei Inoue


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