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Movie: Thomas Heatherwick on designing the UK pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010

Movie: 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. Watch an earlier movie about the pavilion here and read our original story here.

Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary continues at the V&A  until 30 September. Watch Heatherwick demonstrate the exhibition guide dispenser inspired by printing presses in our earlier movie here or above, and hear him talk about his design for a new London bus in another of our movies here or below.

Photographs are by Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre.

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