Established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, Heatherwick Studio is recognised for its work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, design and strategic thinking. Today a team of 180, including architects, designers and makers work from a combined studio and workshop in Kings Cross, London.
At the heart of the studio’s work is a profound commitment to finding innovative design solutions, with a dedication to artistic thinking and the latent potential of materials and craftsmanship. This is achieved through a working methodology of collaborative rational inquiry, undertaken in a spirit of curiosity and experimentation.
In the twenty years of its existence, Heatherwick Studio has worked in many countries, with a wide range of commissioners and in a variety of regulatory environments. Through this experience, the studio has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and realisation of unusual projects, with a particular focus on the large scale.
The studio’s work includes a number of nationally significant projects for the UK, including the award-winning UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, the Olympic Cauldron for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the New Bus for London. Other projects include the Google campus in Mountain View, California with BIG, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town and Coal Drops Yard in London.
– Learning Hub, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – 2015
– Bombay Sapphire Distillery, United Kingdom – 2014
– Olympic Cauldron, United Kingdom – 2012
– New Bus for London, United Kingdom – 2011
– Pacific Place, Hong Kong – 2011
– UK Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo, China – 2010
– Paper Kiosk, United Kingdom – 2008
– Guy’s Hospital, United Kingdom – 2007
– East Beach Café, United Kingdom – 2006
– Longchamp New York, United States of America – 2006
– Rolling Bridge, United Kingdom – 2004
Work in progress:
– Zeitz MOCAA, South Africa
– Coal Drops Yard, United Kingdom
– Garden Bridge, United Kingdom
– Pier55, United States of America
– Maggie’s Yorkshire, United Kingdom
– Google Mountain View, United States of America
Project selected for Archmarathon: Learning Hub