In Focus

Image credit: Sou Fujimoto

Bureau International des Expositions

As Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai marks the one-year countdown until its grand opening on 13 April 2025, all eyes are turned towards the development of the 155-hectare Expo site, where construction work is at full pace. The site’s overall characteristics can already be seen, most notably the 2-kilometer Grand Ring that is now almost 80 per cent complete. Sou Fujimoto, the Expo Site Design Producer and architect behind this structure, shares his insights with the BIE.

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