Muscat – H H Sayyid Bilarab bin Haitham bin Tarik al Said on Sunday announced the launch of a competition to design Oman’s pavilion for Expo 2025 event in Japan.
The design will be supervised by the Bilarab bin Haitham Award for Architectural Design in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth.
To be build on an area of 1,763sqm, Oman’s pavilion proposes to present itself as a platform to unite people from different cultures in line with the expo’s slogan ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’.
In a statement, H H Sayyid Bilarab said that as a continuation of the interest shown to the Bilarab bin Haitham Award for Architectural Design, the door is open for Omani youth to invest their energies in designing the sultanate’s pavilion at the Expo 2025 in Osaka – in the Kansai region of Honshu in Japan.
He informed that as there is no age restriction for participation, the competition allows a larger segment of citizens to compete.
However, it is only open to specialists in the fields of architecture, design and urban planning, who can participate individually or as a team with maximum five members. Local consulting offices also have the opportunity to participate in the competition.
H H Sayyid Bilarab concluded by inviting the youth, who meet the conditions, to participate in this national project aimed at strengthening the presence of Oman on the global map.
The results of the competition will be announced in February and the winning project will receive a financial reward of RO10,000.
It is noteworthy that the Expo 2025 aims to create an ideal future society by achieving sustainable development goals by the countries participating in the exhibition to ensure sustainability, and improve and enhance life through communication.