The UK Pavilion (The Hive) has reached 20 awards


2016

Architectural Collaboration of the Year (with BDP) – AJ100 Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Popular Choice Award, Culture: Pavilions – Architizer A+ Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Jury Vote Winner, Culture: Pavilions – Architizer A+ Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Civic Trust Special Award (Pro Tem) 2016 – Civic Trust Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Civic Trust Pro Tem Award 2016 – Civic Trust Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Backing British Design 2016 – Homes and Gardens Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

2015

Best Lighting Design – FX Design Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Gold Award for Architecture and Landscape – BIE Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Best Pavilion Architecture Award –   2015, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Best Public Use Project with Public Funding – Blueprint Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Best of Best for Event/Exhibition – Iconic Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Best Landscape Scheme, High Budget – Darc Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Winner ‘Lighting Projects’ – WIN Design Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Best Lighting Design – FX Design Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Building of the Year – Manchester Architects Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Best Completed Community Building – Manchester Architects Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Best Exhibit Winner – Exhibitor magazine, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Highly Commended, Landscape Award – WAN Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Highly Commended, Temporary Landscape Design – Landscape Institute Awards,  UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Commended, Exhibition Lighting and Temporary Installations – AL Awards, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Photography - Mark Hadden

Photography - Mark Hadden

Progression of The Hive at Kew

Latest progress images show The Hive in its new surroundings in the gardens at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The Hive will be open to the public from 18th June 2016. 

UK Pavilion Wins Gold Medal at Milan Expo 2015

The UK Pavilion has been awarded the BIE Gold Award for Architecture and Landscape at the 2015 Milan Expo. 

The announcement was made during a packed ceremony on 30th October the eve of the concluding day of the 6 month international exhibition.  During this period the Pavilion has welcomed 3.3 million visitors pitting it to be the top paid British attraction worldwide in 2015, and within the top ten UK attractions in 2015.

The UK Pavilion was designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress, engineers Simmonds Studio and architects BDP and built by contractor Stage One.

Responding to the Expo theme ‘feeding the planet’ the designers sought to highlight the plight of the honeybee, focussing attention on the importance of pollination in our food chain, by reinterpreting apiarian ecology as an immersive multi-sensory experience.

Buttress responded to the news saying:  “I am very happy and honoured to have won this prestigious award; it is a fitting testament and acknowledgement of the dedication and professionalism of the whole of the team. If the project has raised awareness of the current plight of the bee then the effort has been worth it” 

This honour has been bestowed on top of the five awards already achieved to date, including the Blueprint award for ‘Best Public Use Project with Public Funding’ and the Italian Association of Architects award for ‘Best Pavilion Architecture’.