The wonder of nature: Monaco unveils its plans for 2025 World Expo in Osaka

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Drawing inspiration from the 2025 World Expo’s future-focused theme, the Monaco Pavilion in Osaka will invite visitors to “rediscover and reclaim nature as wonder”. 

The 2025 World Expo is set to be an extraordinary event. Under the theme of ‘Designing the Society of the Future, Imagining our Life of Tomorrow’, nations from across the globe will gather on a purpose-built island called Yumeshima – Dream Island in English – near the Japanese city of Osaka to share their ideas and visions for life in the future.  

The Principality of Monaco, the first country to receive official approval from the Expo’s organisers for its final design and concept, is leading with a sustainability and nature-focused approach for its pavilion. 

The space will combine Monaco’s interests in environmentalism and conservation with the beauty of the Japanese Garden, an element that is already a feature of the Monegasque landscape. The pavilion’s mission will be to inspire visitors to ‘Take Care of Wonder’. 

“Taking Care of Wonder means realising that by taking care of nature, we also take care of ourselves, and that by taking care of the fragile wonder of this planet, we contribute to the maintenance of our species,” say representatives of the Monaco project. “Take Care of Wonder invites each of us to rediscover and reclaim nature as wonder.” 

The Monaco exhibit at the World Expo will be split into three distinct spaces. The first will invite visitors into an immersive semi-circular environment that sends eye skyward and offers views of the Principality.  

The second will focus on the technology industry in Monaco as well as its agricultural roots, while the third looks to the sea, an enduring source of inspiration for Monaco’s sovereign, Prince Albert II, in a nod to the Principality’s ongoing commitments to ocean protections and preservation. 

Visitors will also be able to explore iconic Monaco landmarks, such as the Palais Princier, the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the cellars of the Hôtel de Paris and the Musée Océanographique, through interactive exhibits.  

The World Expo 2025 Osaka will take place from 13th April to 13th October 2025.  


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Photo credit: Jérôme Architecte & Atelier Pierre