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UK “Seed Cathedral” at Shanghai Expo 2010

### dezeen.com Sunday, April 4th, 2010 at 12:19 pm
UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Thomas Heatherwick – more images
By Marcus Fairs
Here are more photos of the just-completed UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010, designed by Thomas Heatherwick. The pavilion is covered in 60,000 transparent rods, each containing seeds from the Millennium Seed Bank in the UK. Shanghai Expo 2010 opens in May.

More Dezeen stories about this project:
Photos of Thomas Heatherwick’s UK Pavilion (March 2010)
Images of updated design for pavilion (June 2009)
Thomas Heatherwick wins UK Pavilion design competition (September 2007)

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UKTIWeb 31 March 2010
With just one month to go until the opening of Shanghai Expo 2010, the largest expo ever held, the UK is releasing exclusive images of its acclaimed Pavilion. The Seed Cathedral is the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion site.

UK Trade & Investment:
UK unveils images of acclaimed Pavilion at Shanghai Expo
Sir Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the senior official responsible for the UK’s contribution to Shanghai Expo, said: “The UK Pavilion is already one of Expo’s star attractions. It has not only generated huge interest in China – and a nickname, the ‘Dandelion’, a Chinese good luck symbol – but photos of this extraordinary building have been used from LA to Lisbon and from Caracus to Calcutta as the defining image of Shanghai Expo.”

“Shanghai Expo will demonstrate the UK’s creativity and innovation on the international stage. The UK’s programme of events on the UK’s Pavilion site, in the Expo Park, around Shanghai, throughout China and online will reflect the UK’s regional and national excellence and diversity in arts, business, culture, sports, science and education.”
-Leigh Gibson, Director for Content and Programme for UK Expo

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