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EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN. Kenzo Tange

Perhaps the theme «Nature’s Wisdom», the Japanese government decided to propose in 2005 Expo in a wooded area Aichi Prefecture, in sharp contrast to the urban nature of their previous 1970 Expo in Osaka and other international special exhibitions such as Okinawa’s ’75, Tsukuba ’85 and ’90 Osaka. The Aichi Expo was a success, with over 22 million visitors, 7 million more than estimated by the organizers.

Aichi 2005 was also the first Expo to which I attended while he was conducting the event, and for that reason I would like to share with you the material is then collected by 2 posts: this, on matters urban and pavilions, and the next on the flags of some countries exhibitors. In this way the reader can compare the different styles that the Expos were held in Aichi 2005 and Shanghai 2010, which will develop later.

The site of the Expo in 2004

2005 during the Expo

2010, used as a major theme park.


Expo organizers wanted to emphasize the environmental message of the exhibition, from its location surrounded by woods to the planning of low-energy, work flags recyclable materials, the efficient disposal of waste or the adoption of Morizo u200bu200band Kikkoro creatures the forest, and pets to the Expo. Historically may have been the Expo has had less impact on the environment.

The Japanese set out to develop the theme «Nature’s Wisdom on three topics:

1. Mother Nature. focused on the technological advances of mankind and experiments with bio information and technology, as transmissions space station and restoration of extinct species, for example.

2. The art of life: promoting artistic expression, particularly youth, to seek to emphasize a new perspective on the relationship between nature and humans human.

3. Development of Eco-Communities: using high technology for the creation and recycling of energy and showing examples of the use of new environmentally efficient materials.

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Unlike geometric pattern that characterized other urban exposures, such as Osaka or Shanghai in Aichi opted for a more organic pattern in which the various buildings and public areas appeared scattered among lakes and gardens, linked by the circulation system.

The Nagakute Area will be organized in 7 divisions:

1) Global Communities: containing the international pavilions. It was six zones in 6 areas pavilions grouping according to geographical location. These flags also prepared organically, is organized around core areas, not follow a common pattern among them. Expand more on this in the next post.

2) Global Circuit: that integrated the various areas through a long Roads of 21 m wide and 2.6 km long, 14 m high from ground level. In addition to its functionality, allowing rapid communication between the various sectors of the Expo, was also an excellent platform offering excellent views of the surrounding

3) Central Zone: which was the heart and symbol of the Expo, located front of a pond and including the Global House and other equipment. It also contained «Bio Lung», a long vertical garden of 12 m and 150 m long, on which were located several species of plants, and was equipped for various purposes, such as lights and fog.

4) The Japan Zone: Located at the other end of the Global Area, also facing a pond.

The flag of Japan of about 90 x 70 x 20 m. and covered an area of u200bu200b6000 m2. It was a huge wooden structure, built using abandoned trees and bamboo roofing shingles and plywood or plywood, which gave the appearance of a huge wooden cocoon. Accustomed to the pristine and modulation technology architecture Japan, I noticed a lot of this proposal, almost rustic, looking fragile and ephemeral. The bamboo roof was designed to reduce the impact of solar radiation and the need for air conditioning.

Upon entering, one was met with an apocalyptic vision of the relationship between nature and man and the devastating effects of human development on it, although obviously not included whaling Japanese (similar views also showed very eloquently the French flag.) Later, he showed the Japanese historical experience and finally Nippon efforts to use environmentally friendly technology. I think that in this simple flag can summarize the whole message of the Expo: reduce the impact on nature by using high technology.

also stressed Nagoya tower here, a trapezoidal prism 40 m high, and he used elements needed to convert wind into sound (similar to the Tower of the Winds Toyo Ito ).

5) The Forest Experience Zone: gave the opportunity for visitors to get lost in the woods, something I have not seen in other Expos. Wandering between paths and small ponds, some buildings came as the House of Satsuki and Mei, built in the style Show to the early twentieth century, combined with traditional European styles. There was also a traditional Japanese garden.

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6) Corporate Pavilions area. Used by Japanese corporations such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, railway companies and Gas. There was also an «electric circus» prepared by the electricity company.

Pavilion Gas Company, showing the advantages of natural gas as clean energy.

Toyota Pavilion, an array of high technology.

The so called «Mountain of Dreams», a representation of Mount Fuji

Mitsubishi Pavilion, a spiral shaped wall in a theater with stunning special effects. The visitors were driven by robots.

A cascade through the building. Interpretation of the Hitachi Construction on the topic vs. nature. Inside were several recreations of extinct animals or endangered.

Aerodynamic JR row, showing the experimental super bullet train (500 km / h)

7) Interactive Fun Zone, where various NGOs presented educational issues but in an educational Some of these initiatives were promoted by the UN. It was actually a set of theme parks, landscape design which was worked especially strengthening the connection with nature.

At the other extreme, the Seto area had been intended to reinforce the idea of u200bu200b»Nature’s Wisdom», showing illustrating the history of the Japanese and their tradition of respect for the environment in a cylindrical flag wood.


One of the most interesting aspects of this Expo was the use of various transport systems, some experimental, but always emphasizing its low emission of pollutants. Particularly striking, for its sleek and futuristic IMTS was the System or Multi-modal Transport, which operates on natural gas.

addition to this system, there was a cable car, battery-operated buses and small hydrogen tram.

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