Milan expo - beehive structure

Wolfgang Buttress has  won the competition to design the UK pavilion for the World Expo 2015 in Milan,

‘BE’ which was inspired by the decline of the bumble bee, was announced by Prince Harry as the winner of the £6 million competition at a ceremony in Rome yesterday.

Visitors enter the structure via an orchard and then into a wildflower meadow where an orb made of a fine steel lattice which replicates honeycomb, will glow, buzz and pulsate.

The design beat off stiff competition from the likes of  Paul CocksedgeBarber Osgerby and Asif Khan.

BE will be up against other international entrants at the expo in Milan which runs from May-October 2015.