In 2003 the New Zealand government appointed Story Inc to design and build the New Zealand Pavilion at the 2005 World Expo at Aichi, Japan.

The Expo’s theme was ‘Nature’s Wisdom’ – the quest for a sustainable civilisation in the 21st century. 

The New Zealand pavilion highlighted the great gift and great responsibility of our natural environment. It was designed to be a refreshing interlude in the crowded Expo park. At its heart was a boulder of New Zealand jade that visitors were invited to touch.
Over four million people visited our small, award-winning pavilion.