London’s Garden Bridge by Heatherwick studio will be a stunning new public garden and pedestrian crossing spanning the River Thames, linking the South Bank to Temple station and beyond.
Led by The Garden Bridge Trust, the bridge is designed by Heatherwick Studio and inspired by actress and campaigner, Joanna Lumley. The Bridge will provide a unique crossing experience as well as a vital new route between north and south London.
The garden, designed by Dan Pearson Studio, will frame extraordinary views of the city through meandering walkways. It will feature five seasonal habitats of British indigenous plants, trees, and woodland to be used and enjoyed by all.
Its groundbreaking design will integrate a new kind of public space into the fabric of the city, adding to London’s rich and diverse horticultural heritage. This will stimulate further re-development, generating new business and investment on both sides of the river. This Garden Bridge provides a unique opportunity to showcase and celebrate UK expertise and innovation in engineering, landscaping, and design, reinforcing London’s status as a world class city.
Architects: Heatherwick studio
Location: London, United Kingdom
Group Leader: Stuart Wood
Project Leader: Phillip Hall-Patch
Team: Sam Aitkenhead, Laura Barr, Tyler Brown, Daniel Coley, Leila Davis, Neil Hubbard, Maya Laitinen, Jonas Larsen, Barbara Lavickova, Jeroen Linnebank, Elli Liverakou, Jakob Lund, Mira Naran, Simon Ng, Alexandra Nikolova, Juan Oyarbide, Stefan Ritter, Péter Romvári, Ville Saarikoski, Cliff Tan, Andrew Taylor, Ondrej Tichý, Takashi Tsurumaki
Makers: Jordan Bailiff, Einar Blixhavn, Erich Breuer, Darragh Casey, Hayley Henry, Freddie Lomas, Hannah Parker, Jeff Powers, Luke Plumbley, Antoine van Erp