Heatherwick is known for his iconic double Decker bus design and his splendid 200 piece cauldron at the London Olympic Games. Now he has come up with another magnificent idea for Thames Walkway Bridge; he says: “The idea is simple; to connect north and south London with a garden.”
The idea presents itself as a revolutionary one, opposed to many, as a bridge is supposedly a quick stream to cover ones displacement- they are to be as efficient as possible, however, the Garden Bridge adheres to encouraging you to meander around the rosy smells.
Joanna Lumley, a well-known British actress, has been a protagonist of the above idea. “This garden will be sensational in every way,” she said, “a place with no noise or traffic where the only sounds will be birdsong and bees buzzing and the wind in the trees, and below the steady rush of water…there will be blossom in the spring and even a Christmas tree in mid-winter. I believe it will bring to Londoners and visitors alike peace and beauty and magic.” Of course for Lumley, the above con is part of the appeal. As she proudly notes: “It will be the slowest way to cross the river.”