Tuesday, 6 April 2010
BRITISH PAVILION, SHANGHAI EXPO
Er... following extract sounds a bit like an agenda for the place of worship we're designing for Studio 3 Dip.
"Heatherwick Studio’s initial design strategy for the UK Pavilion established three aims to meet the FCO’s key expectation that the pavilion should become one of the five most popular attractions at the Expo.
The first aim was to design a pavilion whose architecture was a direct manifestation of what it was exhibiting.
The second idea was to ensure a significant area of open public space around it so visitors could relax and choose either to enter the pavilion building, or see it clearly from a calm, non-queuing vantage point.
And thirdly, it would be unique among the hundreds of other competing pavilions, events and programmes."
http://www.dezeen.com/2010/03/31/uk-pavilion-at-shanghai-expo-2010-by-thomas-heatherwick-2/ (accessed 6 Apr 2010, 1018pm)