Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick’s UK Pavilion is nearing completion for the Shanghai Expo 2010, which opens in May.
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.
The Shanghai Expo will take place 1 May to 31 October 2010.
More information in our earlier stories here and here.
The following information is from Thomas Heatherwick

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive