thomas heatherwick revises plans for fully glazed bridge in london
(above) original plans for the bridge, which were shelved in 2012
image courtesy of heatherwick studio




renowned british designer thomas heatherwick is to revise his original plans for a bridge made entirely of glass in london’s king’s cross district. the original design, (shown above), which was mothballed in 2012 due to the economic recession, was formed from over 1,000 sheets of 12mm glass structurally compressed so that the layered material functions as a structural beam. according to the architects’ journal, the new bridge will not be made from glass, but will still serve as a pedestrian link across the regent’s canal connecting goods way to granary square.


meanwhile, heatherwick’s ‘thames garden bridge‘ is currently awaiting planning permission, with a tentative public opening scheduled for 2018.