Location:
EXPO 2010 Shanghai
Zone C of the Expo Site
Shanghai

China

coordinates: 31.1862984,121.4725800
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Building names(s): EXPO 2010 United Kingdom Pavilion
Architect/Designer: Heatherwick Studio
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Remko Tanis



Completion date: 2010

function(s): expo, pavilion

Theme: Building on the Past, Shaping Our Future

Height: 20 metres

Construction: formed from 60,000 slender transparent fibre optic rods, each 7.5 metres long and each encasing one or more seeds at the end.

website: www.ukshanghaiexpo.com

Highlights: Seed Cathedral, Wrapping Paper – Fibre optic rods – draw daylight inwards to illuminate the interior during the day | internal light sources inside each rod allow the whole structure to glow at night. As the wind moves past, the building and its optic “hairs” gently move to create a dynamic effect.

getting to the expo site:

Metro Line Entrance/exit : Puxi Section – Madang Road Station of Metro Line 13

Ground Entrance/exit :

Puxi Section – Entrance/exit at Luban Road, South Xizang Road, Bansongyuan Road

Pudong Section – Entrance/exit at Bailianjing, West Gaoke Road, Shangnan Road, Changqing Road, Houtan

Water Entrance/exit:

Extra-Site Water Gate – Dongchang Road Water Gate, Qichangzhan Water Gate, Shiliupu Water Gate, Qinhuangdao Road Water Gate

Intra-Site Water Gate

Dock 1 (Miaojiang Road • Wangda Road)

Dock 2 (Expo Avenue • Bailianjing Road)

Dock 6 (Houtan Garden)

Intra-Site Transport

Metro Line

Metro Line 13 is designed to facilitate visitors’ travelling between Pudong and Puxi Sections. There are Madang Road Station, Lupu Bridge Station, and Expo Avenue Station on the line.

Ground Transport

Five bus routes, including two sightseeing routes, are designed to facilitate visitors’ touring in Pudong or Puxi

Section and traveling between the two sections.

Water Transport

Five ferry routes are designed to facilitate visitors’ traveling between Pudong and Puxi Sections.