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The UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo may be in demolition phase but the innovative building is still receiving praise both in China and internationally. Its latest accolade is being named as one of the five best new public buildings in the influential Wallpaper 2011 Design Awards. The Pavilion was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, and cited first in Wallpaper’s decision to name him Designer of the Year.
To get the maximum benefit from our success at Expo, the Foreign Office is working with the British Council and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) on legacy projects, including a publication, film and exhibition that will travel around China this year, with a particular emphasis on supporting British business in China.