UK pavilion at Expo 2010
The UK pavilion at Expo 2010, colloquially known as the Seed Cathedral, was a sculpture structure built by a nine-member conglomeration of British business and government resources directed by designer Thomas Heatherwick. It referenced the race to save seeds from round the world in banks, and housed 250,000 plant seeds at the end of 60,000 acrylic rods, held in place by geometrically-cut holes with the rods inserted therein.
The cathedral's architecture was an elaboration of Heatherwick's 2003 work of the Sitooterie II in Essex, United Kingdom.
The UK Pavilion catered to over 100 public and private sector events, hundreds of VIP and dignitary visits and over seven million general public visitors during the 6 months of Expo.
Media related to UK Pavilion of Expo 2010 at Wikimedia Commons
- "Inside World Expo 'Seed Cathedral'". BBC News. 9 March 2010.
- "BIE Day at EXPO 2010". Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- Pavilion seeds sold in a wink through online auction
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