EXPO 2010 United Kingdom Pavilion
EXPO 2010 Shanghai
Zone C of the Expo Site
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Building names(s): EXPO 2010 United Kingdom Pavilion
Architect/Designer: Heatherwick Studio
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.
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
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)
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.
Five bus routes, including two sightseeing routes, are designed to facilitate visitors’ touring in Pudong or Puxi
Section and traveling between the two sections.
Five ferry routes are designed to facilitate visitors’ traveling between Pudong and Puxi Sections.