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DP Architects Unveils Its Design for Singapore Pavilion for Expo 2025

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DP Architects, the designated architect, is delighted to reveal its design for the Singapore Pavilion for the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai. The pavilion design is led by the multidisciplinary practice’s Chief Executive Officer Ar. Seah Chee Huang and realised through its interdisciplinary approach involving its architecture-related specialist companies – DP Design, DP Engineers, DP Façade, DP Lighting and DP Sustainable Design, and in conjunction with the Singapore Tourism Board, and the appointed turnkey contractor, Kingsmen Exhibits, along with multimedia partners, Finding Pictures and Milla & Partner GmbH, and creative consultant, Presplay.

The first glimpse of the Singapore Pavilion was unveiled today at the press conference held in Osaka. Anchored in the theme of the Expo, ‘Designing Future Society for our Lives’, the Pavilion is envisioned as a global call for a more sustainable and liveable future, and a connecting point ‘Where Dreams Take Shape’. Also called The Dream Sphere, the Singapore Pavilion aims to inspire and invite visitors to explore the infinite possibilities of dreams and to shape a better future and more positive world with the city-state.

“The DP Architects group is truly excited and proud to be part of the creative team behind the Singapore Pavilion for Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai, Japan,” said Ar. Seah. Elaborating on the design inspiration, he added, “Inspired by the ‘Little Red Dot’, the genesis of the design is a physical manifestation of this term of endearment, into a larger-than-life experiential sphere, nestled in a dream-like cloudscape. A Dream Sphere, enveloped by over 20,000 Dream Discs made of recycled material, presents a beacon of collective aspiration where we invite the global community on a multisensorial journey to imagine a wondrous world of endless possibilities, powered by dreams and determination to positively shape the lives of people and the planet.”

The aspiration for a better-than-sustainable and brighter future guides the Pavilion’s design and construct. DP applies a low-carbon and circular approach through the 4Rs of sustainability – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Renew. Notably, the design utilizes renewable energy from its rooftop via Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) and DfMA methodology for easy assembly and dis-assembly of materials for possible reuse and/or recycling post-expo. Critically also, the use of 70% post-consumer recycled aluminium in each of the Dream Discs has generated savings of over 100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions; encapsulating our aspiration to create a better and more sustainable future for all.

“Through distinctive design and experiences of the Singapore Pavilion, we hope visitors will be inspired by how shared values, purpose, bold imaginations and concerted actions can propel us to co-create a better, more sustainable and lovable future for all,” says Ar. Seah.

Themed ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’, Expo 2025 Osaka is expected to attract more than 28 million visitors between 13th April to 25th October 2025. It will be Japan’s third Expo, having hosted the Osaka Expo in 1970 and Aichi Expo in 2005.