Winning project „Composing the Future“ by BWM Designers & Architects presented – Ideal framework to strengthen Austria's position in Japan and internationally
"The Expo in Osaka is of great importance for the Austrian economy. A global event like the World Expo brings together international guests from a wide range of economic sectors. It is important for Austrian companies to use this platform to build new partnerships and to further deepen existing economic relations around the world," emphasizes Austrian Federal Minister of Labour and Economy Martin Kocher on the occasion of the presentation of the Austrian Pavilion for Expo 2025 in Osaka/Kansai together with the President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Harald Mahrer, Commissioner General of Austria Ursula Plassnik, the Japanese Ambassador to Austria H.E. Ryuta Mizuuchi, and the architect of the pavilion Johann Moser.
From April 13 to October 13, 2025, the next World Expo will take place under the motto "Designing Future Society for Our Lives." More than 160 countries and international organizations will participate and over 28 million visitors are expected. Austria will present itself with a spectacular pavilion, which will already attract attention through its extraordinary architecture. BWM Designers & Architects, based in Vienna, Austria, together with facts and fiction were able to succeed in a multi-stage, Europe-wide competition.
"The presentation of the Austrian Pavilion is a milestone on our road to Expo. Great opportunities are opening up for our companies. Our appearance in Osaka/Kansai offers a unique platform to position our country, our potentials and our capabilities in business, sustainability, innovation, research, education and culture. At the same time, it is our goal to communicate the added value of the Expo for our country in a clearly visible and perceptible way," explains Harald Mahrer, President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
The Austrian Pavilion
Visitors at the Austrian Pavilion will be led through the medium of music from the past into the future, from the known into a contemporary Austria. "The common thread through the exhibition is a loop sculpture rising spectacularly into the sky and will be visible from afar. Up close, it proves to be an oversized construction of wooden slats screwed together," says Johann Moser, architect of the Austrian Pavilion.
The exhibition hall is divided into three areas: Relationships, People, Ideas. In a spectacular exhibition, the visitors finally compose the world of tomorrow together.
"Expo 2025 Osaka/Kansai offers exciting opportunities for Austria to deepen our long-standing relationships with Japan, promote positive change, and showcase innovative solutions that connect people and the planet. This collaboration builds on the SDGs, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the growing global consensus on them," concludes Plassnik.