Monday, October 12, 2015

Boiler Suit

Boiler Suit by Thomas Heatherwick, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond Road, Southwark, London
“Boiler Suit” by Thomas Heatherwick, 2007
Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond Road
Borough of Southwark
London, September 2015

“The exciting new scheme is his studio’s first commission for the National Health Service and brings together a huge number of improvements which will benefit patients, visitors and staff alike. These include widened pavements for better pedestrian access; a one-way traffic system, with designated drop off points; improved signage and lighting; and a new shop for the Friends of Guy’s Hospital.
At the centre of the scheme is the Boiler Suit, 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.”

1 comment:

Lowell said...

That is a most interesting building. I think I like it. I like everything else about the place!