UK’s Seed Cathedral is a Tribute to Green


Wow! This fuzzy like cathedral of spiky seeds is awesome!

“With just under 2 weeks to go until the shanghai world expo 2010 opens, the UK pavilion has been complete and is being used for testing ahead of the event.

Designed by thomas heatherwick studio the 20 meter high cube like structure is pierced by 60,000 slim and transparent acrylic rods. the centerpiece of the pavilion is the seed cathedral, where visitors will be able to explore a variety of seeds of different plants  featured on the end of each rod.”

mirrored pics after the jump via designboom


construction of the pavilion

the union jack on the pavilion

entrance into pavilion

rods being inserted into the wall

rods

rods with seeds at the end

rods being inserted in the wall

construction of the pavilion

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