Expo 2025 Osaka on Wednesday approved
the general design for the Italian Pavilion.
The approval is an important milestone, achieved so far by just over a dozen countries, and coincided with Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani's visit to Tokyo to attend the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting.
"Our participation in Expo 2025, with this splendid Pavilion, can truly represent an extraordinary opportunity for the growth of Italy's image and for a better knowledge in Asia of our high-technology and innovation capability" said Tajani.
The approval arrived just a few hours after the presentation in Osaka, in the presence of Governor Yoshimura, Mayor Yokoyama, and Expo Secretary General Ishige, of the concept for the Italian Pavilion, based on Italian know-how, and designed by architect Mario Cucinella.
Just a week earlier, the official request for the 'Temporary Building Permit', was issued to local authorities. It is an essential document to begin construction work, which is currently scheduled for mid-December.
"This achievement for Italy is the result of a strong partnership with local construction companies, and raises the already high expectations for the Italian Pavilion," said Commissioner General Mario Vattani.
Japanese press and TV are currently covering the Italian pavilion and its contents.
Photo: Commissioner General Vattani and Italian Ambassador in Tokyo Gianluigi Benedetti show Deputy Premier Antonio Tajani a model of the Italian Pavilion, designed by Mario Cucinella.
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