Czech Pavilion at EXPO 2025 set to be tallest wooden building in Japan

Photo: © MZV ČR/ MFA CZ

The Czech pavilion for EXPO Osaka 2025, designed by Apropos Architects, will be the tallest wooden structure without steel support in Japan. What is the motivation behind the project and what challenges will the structure present?

The 12-meter high structure will be a crystal spiral made up of an inner pavilion with a diameter of 15 x 5 metres, surrounded by a tube-like hollow space of a diameter of 90 metres.

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Author: Jakub Ferenčík