Women's Pavilion
What are we striving for?

A brighter world is one in which all humans live together in harmony. A world where each individual contributes to shaping the future as a part of the human collective. A world where individuals of all genders coexist in true equality, where mutual respect abounds and where everyone can realize their full potential.

From Expo2020 Dubai to Osaka, Kansai Expo2025, the mission of the Women’s Pavilion is to create a legacy that can be passed on to future generations, and to contribute to unravelling the wisdom of humanity by drawing inspiration from communities across the globe.


Safeguard the earth and champion innovative solutions with the adoption of sustainable practices, be it in clean energy, biodiversity preservation, and environmental conservation, that transcends continents and spans generations.


Women are key agents of development and change. Achieving gender equality and empowering women is vital to building fair, inclusive, prosperous and peaceful societies across the globe.


Embrace the role of change agents. Cultivate a sense of empowerment and conviction, recognizing that each individual can effect change within their communities.

Pavilion location & Opening hours

Adjacent to the Japan Pavilion
Open daily 9am - 9pm

Registration information coming soon

About the Pavilion façade

Conceived by Japanese architect Yuko Nagayama, the Kumiko-inspired façade, served as the centrepiece for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. It now graces the returning Women's Pavilion for its second instalment. The Pavilion's façade will be repurposed, marking an unprecedented initiative and forging a connection between the two global expositions.

The Kumiko facade, meticulously crafted and adhering to Japanese tradition, eschews the use of nails. It has undergone a delicate process of disassembly before being carefully reassembled, piece by piece, for the forthcoming Women's Pavilion in Osaka.

This symbolic bridge between Dubai and Osaka serves as a testament to the values of sustainability and craftsmanship, resonating with both the Maison and the Pavilion.


Yuko Nagayama

Award winning architect Yuko Nagayama was born in 1975. She completed her studies at Showa Women’s University. After working at Jun Aoki & Associates, she established Yuko Nagayama & Associates in 2002.

Alongside her architecture work, Yuko has been a visiting Professor at Musashino Art University since 2020. Key works include “a hill on a house”, “Teshima Yokoo House”, “Central Garden - Goddess of The Forest”, “Expo Dubai 2020 Japan Pavilion”, “Tamagawa Takashimaya S.C. Grand Patio”, “JINS PARK”, “Tokyu Kabukicho Tower”.

In Adition to the Women’s Pavilion, her involvement atEXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, includes the Panasonic Pavilion.


Es Devlin

Multi-award winning contemporary British artist Es Devlin views an audience as a temporary society and invites public participation in communal choral works. Her canvas ranges from public sculptures and installations to kinetic stage designs, as well as Olympic Ceremonies, Super-Bowl half-time shows, and monumental illuminated stage sculptures for large scale stadium concerts.

She is the subject of a major new monographic book, An Atlas of Es Devlin, and a retrospective exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.

She was the first female designer of the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 and her practice was the subject of a Netflix documentary.

About WA space

Situated on the Pavilion’s second floor, the WA space will emerge as an agora serving as a confluence for ideas, intellects and perspectives where everyone is invited to partake in the collective endeavour of shaping a brighter future.

The communal space will be dedicated to elevating extraordinary individuals and noteworthy causes, seamlessly weaving a narrative that encompasses both global and local perspective, intricately interwoven with the overarching themes of the Pavilion.

An assembly of experts will be invited to delve into these pressing questions in an intimate setting through panels, talks, exhibitions and demonstrations.

The WA space is curated to centre around six pivotal themes.