Seed Cathedral For The UK Shanghai Pavilion
The UK reveals a "dramatic demonstration of creativity" in Shanghai.
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.
The architects say that the building was inspired with the use of parks in British urban landscapes: