The Principality has a clear vision for the Monaco pavilion at the 2025 World Expo held in Osaka, Japan, and more specifically on the purpose-built island of Yumeshima. Organisers of this edition of the World Expo plan to welcome more than 28 million visitors to discover pavilions of 160 participating countries, including that of our own sunny seaside state.

The theme for next year’s expo is ‘Designing the society of the future, Imagining our life of tomorrow’. Participating in this futurism, the official theme of the Principality’s pavilion is ‘Take Care of Wonder’. The wonder in most part being associated with the nature within and around Monaco.

A generously proportioned Monegasque pavilion takes inspiration directly from Mediterranean gardens, as well as the landscaping of the Japanese garden. Greenery extends into three main spaces within the pavilion’s site, each offering different sensory experiences. The first of which gives visitors multiple different perspectives on Monaco thanks to a touch of augmented reality and some very tall screens.

The second space, ‘Monaco Green Lab’ offers an insight into Monegasque industry and its links to the environment, while the third and final space is rightly reserved for the ocean that surrounds the Principality, a topic close to the core of the Prince Albert II Foundation.

This is not the first gig for Monaco at the World Expo, far from it, having made a World expo debut in Vienna in 1873. This is also not the Principality’s first World Expo in Osaka, as the Monegasques had a fashionable pavilion at the 1970 edition in the Kansaï region.

The Principality’s pavilion at the 1873 World expo in Vienna

Monaco at the World Expo in Osaka back in 1970

Discover more about the 2025 World Expo here.

Featured image: the Monaco pavilion at the 2025 World Expo