New Zealand’s pavilion will be located in Expo 2020’s Sustainability District, and tell the story of New Zealand’s kaitiakitanga, or care for people and place. The 2,000-square-metre pavilion is being designed by a team led by Jasmax, and features an exhibition space, restaurant, design store and hosting facilities.
The pavilion was inspired by waka taonga, made by Māori to safeguard items of value. The carved containers, which included waka huia and papahou, were gifted to strengthen relationships, create new partnerships and maintain traditions and stories from one generation to the next. The architectural concept uses the waka taonga as a way of bringing people together – which connects with the overall theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” at Expo 2020.
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