UK Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo
The UK Pavilion fo Shanghai World Expo 2010 has been designed by Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studi in collaboration with a wider project team, developed the idea of the UK Pavilion exploring the relationship between nature and cities. The fibre optic filaments, main feature of the pavillon, are particularly responsive to external light conditions so that the unseen movement of clouds above the Seed Cathedral (name of the pavillon) are experienced internally as a fluctuating luminosity. The studio’s intention is to create an atmosphere of reverence around this formidable collection of the world’s botanical resources; a moment of personal introspection in a powerful silent space.