Guy’s Hospital, London: Woven metal Boiler Suit

Feb 05 2016 Tags: London, Out & About

Colliding creative journey’s meet at London Bridge: illustrating intersection between architecture and fabric.

Boiler Suit by Thomas Heatherwick, Guy’s Hospital, London

Boiler Suit by Thomas Heatherwick, Guy’s Hospital, London

Walking passed Thomas Heatherwick’s awe-inspiring Boiler Suit design at Guy’s Hospital in London we were struck by the creative similarities with the woven cotton and leather pieces we wrote about in yesterday’s piece. Both creations use structurally innovative designs to beautiful and lasting effect.

Thomas Heatherwick, Boiler Suit, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

Thomas Heatherwick, Boiler Suit, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

Renowned architect Thomas Heatherwick completed Boiler Suit, an undulating facade of woven steel panels encasing the boiler house at Guy’s Hospital in London. Described by Guy’s Hospital in their 2007 Press Release as:

‘A unique façade designed to encase the boiler house which powers Guy’s Hospital. The Boiler Suit is made up of 108 undulating tiles of woven stainless steel braid and is illuminated at night to provide a distinctive welcoming beacon for staff and visitors arriving at hospital in the dark.’

Thomas Heatherwick, Boiler Suit, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

Thomas Heatherwick, Boiler Suit, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

The project was part of a wider improvement scheme at the hospital. Designed by internationally renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick. He helped to transform the entrance to Guy’s Hospital as part of a major £2 million project to improve the area.



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