Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Seed Cathedral by Thomas Heatherwick

Seed Cathedral by Thomas Heatherwick will be ready for the Shanghai expo due in May.  This structure will represent UK. It is a pavilion holding 60,000 plant seeds individually encased in eight-meter-long  glass fibers. On the one hand one might imagine it as a museum to showcase the variety of flora of a given part of the earth, yet I think that it is also a very interesting concept of modern day cathedral with seed vaults holding a myriad of different plants, like noah's ark, ready for a natural catastrophe where all flora would be swept from the surface of the earth.

(Images from Bldgblog & Blueprint Magazine)

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