The #interior of #Thomas_Heatherwick’s Seed Cathedral—the U.K. pavilion he conceived for Shanghai’s Expo 2010.

AD Chats with Designer Thomas Heatherwick

Seed Cathedral by Thomas Heatherwick. Representing the UK at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the sculptural architecture comprises acrylic rods, each one bearing a plant seed at its inner tip.

The entry of Heatherwick’s Seed Cathedral—the U.K. pavilion conceived by Thomas Heatherwick for Shanghai’s Expo 2010.

AD Chats with Designer Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Alexander Heatherwick, CBE, RDI is an English designer and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. Since the late Heatherwick has emerged as one of Britain’s most gifted and imaginative designers.

Spanish Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010  Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Pedro Pegenaute · Spanish Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010

Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010  / BIG - © Iwan Baan

Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 / BIG

Expo Zaragoza Pavilion / Tatiana Bilbao, Zaragoza, Spain

Expo Zaragoza Pavilion / Tatiana Bilbao

The Mexican Pavilion at the Expo Zaragoza 2008 is located at the western end of the Ronda 1 building. It occupies the two double heights set aside.

Fountain designed by Isamu Noguchi for the Osaka Expo '70.

Fountain by Isamu Noguchi for the 1970 Osaka World Expo. This was one of nine fountains he designed for the Expo. “One day…I had a vision: I saw the Earth as sculpture.” Noguchi often said that the space around a thing is as important as the thing itself.

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