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4 May 2010

UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Thomas Heatherwick

Shangai Expo 2010: architectural photographer Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre sends us this portfolio of photos of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010, which opened 2 days ago

Called Seed Cathedral, the wooden structure is pierced by 60,000 fibre-optic rods that each contain plant seeds at their tips.
These rods will draw light into the pavilion during the day and direct it outwards at night.
After the expo the rods and seeds will be distributed to schools in China and the UK.

See a short movie of the UK Pavilion here.

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