Launch of the tender for the design and construction of the Netherlands pavilion for Expo 2025 Osaka

NETHERLANDS, September 23 – News item | 23-09-2022 | 09:40

The European tender for the Netherlands pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka has been officially launched with its publication on Market players are invited to submit proposals for the design, construction, maintenance and dismantling of the pavilion and the visitor experience. Proposals can be submitted until Monday, December 5, 2022 (1:00 p.m. CET). Innovation and sustainability are key themes. In total, 7.8 million euros (excl. VAT) were allocated to the creation of the pavilion and the visitor experience.

The theme for Expo 2025 Osaka is ‘Designing the future society for our lives’. The exhibition will focus on shaping a world where grand challenges related to issues such as climate change and health will determine our quality of life. With a pavilion in the “Saving Lives” district, the Netherlands wants to offer answers to the question at the heart of the Osaka exhibition: ‘What is the happy way of life?’

“A pavilion at the Osaka exhibition is the visiting card of the Netherlands,” says Liesje Schreinemacher, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. ‘Expo gives us an international platform to showcase innovative and sustainable Dutch solutions in the areas of climate change and health. Cities are getting bigger and bigger; the challenge is to ensure that people can live happy, healthy and green lives together. And innovative Dutch companies can make a big contribution to this. Expo 2025 Osaka will give them every opportunity to do so and help strengthen our commercial position in the region.

Under the title ‘Common Ground: A Dutch invitation to create healthy societies together », a multi-year campaign was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in view of Expo 2025 Osaka. Japan, like the Netherlands, faces urgent and complex challenges, including climate change, urbanization, aging populations, energy transition, food security, maintaining accessibility of healthcare and the well-being of the population. These are all important areas in which the Netherlands has a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

But no country can solve these enormous challenges alone. The Netherlands therefore wants to provide a platform at Expo 2025 in Osaka to bring together different perspectives and expertise and come up with common solutions. The pavilion and the visitor experience will be unique.

Tender document

The tender dossier describing what market players would be required to provide can be viewed at Tense. It defines the objectives, as well as the requirements that the pavilion, the environment and the experience inside must meet and how these aspects are evaluated. The tender procedure is implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The deadline for submitting offers is Monday, December 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (CET).

Information meeting

RVO will hold an online information meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CET) for parties interested in submitting an offer. It will provide more detailed information about the tender and it will be possible to ask questions. To pre-register, please email [email protected]

Expo 2020 Dubai

The previous Expo was held earlier this year in Dubai, and the Netherlands can look back on successful participation. Nearly one million visitors were welcomed to the Netherlands Pavilion. The concept ‘Uniting water, energy and food‘ has won more than 10 awards in the areas of sustainability, innovation and design, including the Expo BIE Award for Best Architecture in the Sustainability District.

Expo 2025 Osaka

Expo 2025 Osaka will take place from April 13 to October 13, 2025. The organization expects to receive around 28 million professional and private visitors, 90% of which will come from Japan. About 150 countries and 25 organizations will participate in the global exhibition

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