New York’s $150 Million Staircase Misses the Point of Public Art
UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010
Transforming materials and space in unprecedented ways, Thomas Heatherwick’s projects fuse engineering, sculpture, design, and architecture into otherworldly, awe-inspiring creations. From the Rolling Bridge (2004) in London that unfurls beneath pedestrians’ feet, to the shimmering anemone-like U.K. Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, Heatherwick creates organic forms that transform public spaces. Aside from his large-scale urban projects, Heatherwick has made forays into residential landscaping, designed handbags and furniture, and re-imagined London’s red double-decker buses.
British, b. 1970, based in London, United Kingdom