Seed Cathedral For The UK Shanghai Pavilion

Seed Cathedral For The UK Shanghai Pavilion
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The UK reveals a "dramatic demonstration of creativity" in Shanghai.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 5 april 2010

For the Shanghai 2010 Expo which expects 70 million visitors after it opens in May this year, the Heatherwick Studio created a pavilion for the UK which throws out from each face long, radiating “cilia” which gently sway in the wind. The six-story high structure is wrapped with 60,000 translucent rods and each of the long arms contain seeds from the Millenium Seed Bank – a project that hopes to store seeds from wild plant species across the world.

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