Breaking down the boundaries

#124 [00:33:35] | 15.10.2015 | 1 comments
Thomas Heatherwick

This week’s guest is arguably the UK’s brightest star of design and architecture. In the last few years he has realised an amazing array of designs from a rolling bridge, a seaside café, the British Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, the amazing cauldron at the London 2012 Olympics, the new London Bus… the list is endless.

Sir Terence Conran has even cited him as a ‘Leonardo da Vinci of our times’.

However, his latest project, London’s controversial Garden Bridge is dividing the capital. It’s either a waste of money or a landmark project to equal New York’s Highline.

We are of course talking about the one and only Thomas Heatherwick.

One thought on “Breaking down the boundaries

  1. I’m glad to hear that a “bright star” like Thomas Heatherwick speaks like I do, a much “less visible star”. Especially regarding his view of comprehensiveness of design and architecture, and how little most of society understands the actual and potential role of architects. Our divisiveness and specialization does not help to create architecture that works, that is beautiful and has a soul.

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