UK Pavilion Wins Gold Award

The UK Pavilion has been awarded the Gold Award for best Architecture and Landscape at the World Expo by an international design jury. The pavilion also picked up the Iconic 'Best of Best' Award, from the German Design Council, the Blueprint award for 'Best Public Use Project with Public Funding' and the Italian Association of Architects award for 'Best Pavilion Architecture'. The Pavilion, which was open from May to October 2015, received over 3.3 million visitors.


Artist Wolfgang Buttress collecting the gold award

In collaboration with artist Wolfgang Buttress, we created a series of digital installations and graphic designs for the UK pavilion which helped to tell the story of honeybees and the important role they play as part of the global ecosystem. We designed a series of graphic applications for wooden and corten information points, a digital animation to guide visitors around the pavilion and a bone conduction device to simulate bee vibrations. To find out more visit our project page.

Here's a selection of recent photos, including fashion designer Giorgio Armani experiencing the bone conduction device.

3 UK Pavilion Swarm Wall courtesy of UKTI Hufton+Crow

The Swarm Wall with bee animations viewed through perforations in wooden timber. © Hufton + Crow

2 Expo2015 UK Pavilion Hufton+Crow 073

Visitors experiencing the bone conduction device which simulates bee vibrations. © Hufton + Crow

4 UKTI Giorgio Armani uses a bone conduction device 2 source Twitter

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani using the bone conduction device.

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