Thomas Heatherwick talks to Dezeen about designing the UK pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010 in this interview filmed by Dezeen at his exhibition at the V&A museum in London.

In the movie Heatherwick explains why he only used one sixth of the site, needing to create a moment of calm in the chaos of an expo and the government's brief to be among the top five pavilions at the expo despite having half the budget of most of the Western nations' design teams.

The boxy structure was pierced by 60,000 transparent rods, each containing seeds from the Millennium Seed Bank in the UK.

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