Toyota Group Pavilion


Sponsor : Toyota Group


“The Dream, Joy and Inspiration of Mobility in the 21st Century”

Through performances featuring the i-unit (a future concept vehicle) and the Toyota Partner Robots, visitors will be introduced to the directions and technology of future society, along with the possibilities for the vehicles of the future. There will also be easy-to-understand displays of the cutting-edge technology possessed by the different companies in the Toyota Group.

Contents of exhibition


There will be two performances: a welcome show and the main show. The welcome show will be a highly entertaining performance featuring robots that will welcome visitors to a future world. The main show will feature uplifting performances involving the i-unit, robots and human performers. A fantastic spectacle will unfold on the stage by means of a giant 360-degree screen and stage props. Through the appearance onstage of elements of life, nature and future society, visitors will be introduced to the wonder of moving about freely and living, and also to a new kind of relationship between people and cars.

*1 : Plans call for several types of robots, updated both in form and performance, to appear at EXPO 2005.

*2 : The development concept is “Mobility Extending Human Ability.” A single-passenger, futuristic vehicle that represents further development and evolution of the PM exhibited at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show.


Image of the performance

The Toyota Partner Robot (current development model)*1

i-unit (design image)*2

Technology displays

At the Approach Zone (entrance area), there will be displays of various environmental technologies developed by the Toyota Group with the goal of a realizing a natural-cycle Earth, and the Post-show Zone (exit area) will feature exhibits of futuristic and cutting-edge technology.


Top view of pavilion

Natural-Cycle Earth Pavilion

This pavilion will be constructed and operated under the principle of making use of the Earth's regenerative mechanisms.

Construction of the building

The building will be assembled using the newly developed friction joining construction method, which involves making as few holes for bolts and as few welds as possible in order that the materials may be reused after dismantlement. Additionally, recyclable materials will be actively employed, including making the outside walls from recycled paper and using kenaf for part of the interior.


Steel frame coupling (artist's representation)


Wind power will be used as a source of renewable energy. A wind-power generator located outside the venue in Aichi Prefecture's Tahara City will generate the same amount of electricity as that consumed by the pavilion, reducing aggregate carbon-dioxide emissions to zero.


Windmill of the Toyota Group Pavilion

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