The Seed Cathedral




Have you heard about the award winning Seed Cathedral created by Heatherwick Studio for the Shanghai Expo in 2010? I came across it recently and it blew my mind along with all of the other work from Thomas Heatherwick's Studio.


For the Seed Cathedral they showed off thousands and thousands of seeds collected by the Royal Botanical Gardens in these stunning transparent acrylic rods that glowed and moved with the elements. How breathtaking and what an undertaking! Since the Expo, the sculpture has been dismantled but it is remarkable to look back at the shots and video clips. It is truly inspiring work.

(photos from Heatherwick Studio)

20 comments:

MG said...

I really want to go see this in person. It looks absolutely breath taking in the photos, I can't imagine how moving it would be when you're there!

Laura said...

There's a great TED Talk on Heatherwick, the Seed Cathedral and some of his other projects: http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_heatherwick.html. I highly recommend it!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

wow! thats pretty fantastic, id love to see it in person. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Katy said...

That is simply stunning.

from the west village said...

amazing!

Ana Degenaar said...

Oh my goodness, if I could only be there.

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

wow, this is so fascinating! it would be amazing to see this in person!

lamina@do a bit said...

That is amazing... I just love sheer scale of it and how beautiful it is!!

pink . gray . gold said...

goodness that's simply amazing!

www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh my gosh that is just amazing!!!! What an architectural wonder!
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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Whoa! This is absolutely amazing. A sculpture, a building and an exhibition in one. Very cool.

angie said...

i've never heard of this place. it looks amazing! wow.

JASR said...

wow! really breath-taking... it would've been better if it was a permanent structure...

Jennifer said...

Just incredible. I wish it was to be a permanent piece. I'm glad to know about the TED Talk; I'll have to give it a watch.

bijuterii said...

Love it! Is one of the most amazing things that I heard about.

Claire M. said...

Breath taking photos! Love it ;)

megan said...

This is so so neat! Wish I had known about this & visited when I was in China.

Anita said...

If it's this stunning to see in pictures I can only imagine how amazing it is to see in real life.

Anonymous said...

WOW I am truly inspired

Ceasuri Barbatesti said...

wow, this is so fascinating and it looks amazing!

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