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Heatherwick Studio and the Shanghai Expo

July 13, 2016

Exterior view of the main structure of the UK Pavilion by Heatherwick Studio.

The World Expo in 2010 was held in Shanghai, where more than 200 countries built structures to represent their architectural and cultural prominence. The UK chose Heatherwick Studio to represent them to the 70 million visitors of the World Expo.

Heatherwick Studio took an out of the box approach where texture created form. With a limited budget they needed to create a smaller building that would have a large and lasting impact. They did exactly that! The building was considered one of the top 5 within the World Expo and is a demonstration of Heatherwick’s ability to create forms in new and exciting ways.

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Interior view of the UK Pavilion at the World Expo.

Interior detail of the pavilion that was inspired by play dough squeezing through a surface full of holes. 

Evening exterior view.

The UK Pavilion under construction. 

Construction detail.

A rendering of the UK Pavilion for the World Expo 2010. 

All images courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.