Mathilde HK at The New British Inventors – Inside Heatherwick Studio

You like Design, Architecture, Innovative materials, and Industrial Design…

Until tomorrow, 8 pm, the PMQ exhibits the latest works by Thomas Heatherwick and his Studio


Pacific Place, work by Heatherwick Studio, completed in 2011,

Famous in Hong Kong for the design of the Mall at Pacific Place, the Heatherwick Studio represents the new innovative tendencies into British design. Created in 1994, the studio had its first large scale commissions in 2001 and has become a leading design  Studio since.

From furniture to infrastructure, the studio created very futurist buildings around the world. Criticising its plans, working with external craftsmanship or consulting groups, the Studio rethink its design regularly and brings shapes and materials to their limits.


The interior atrium of Zeitz MOCAA, Museum for African Art, Cape Town. PHoto: Heatherwick Studio, 2014


Bombay Sapphire Distillery, glasshouses in the River Test. Photo: Iwan Baan, 2014


Nanyang Technological University Learning Hub, Singapore. Photo: Hufton + Crow, 2015

A long term relationship with Hong Kong:

“Heatherwick was just 38 years old when he won the Pacific Place contract in 2008, but he already had a formidable reputation by then. Back in 2005, he was asked to redesign Wan Chai’s Southorn Playground,  but the project was cancelled by the government because of high costs.” South China Morning Post 

The Studio was also commissioned a new design for HK transportation, a hybrid bus, but the order was aborted because of technical reasons.


New London Routemaster bus in front of Tower Bridge. Photo: Iwan Baan, 2012 – detail of the seats cover picture@mathildeHK


HSBC History wall, London, UK, 2001, picture@MathildeHK

That unconventional wall-mounted logo was made of 4000 images selected from HSBC archives, mounted onto metal plates.


Images for the metal plates, picture@MathildeHK

Thomas Heatherwick was also responsable for the UK pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai expo.


The UK pavilion at the Shanghai expo. Photo: Iwan Baan, 2010

An amazing urbanist and a visionary architecture, not to miss, until tomorrow 8pm!!!!!

“New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio” September 5 to 23 at The Qube, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central.

It is open daily from 12pm to 8pm


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