The UK Pavilion – nicknamed ‘Dandelion’ by the Chinese people – was designed by Thomas Heatherwick. Over the 6 month period of the Expo it was visited by almost 8m people, winning the Expo’s Gold Medal for design and the RIBA’s Lubetkin Prize. Written by Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator of Architecture at the Royal Academy, the book shows the development from competition stage to finished pavilion, uncovering the roots of Thomas Heatherwick’s idea. The book is written in English and Mandarin.
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