Boiler Suit

by Thomas Heatherwick

Location : Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond next to Kings College. Boiler Suit is situated across the road from Science Gallery London and The Shard.

Boiler Suit is a unique facade encasing the boiler house which powers Guy’s Hospital. It 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.

Commissioned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Funded by the Pool of London Partnership, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the Friends of Guy’s Hospital.

Thomas Heatherwick is a British designer who comes from a background immersed in materials and making. His prolific and varied work over two decades is characterised by its ingenuity, inventiveness and originality. Defying the conventional classification of design disciplines, Thomas founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring the practices of design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace. He created the Olympic Cauldron for the Opening Ceremony of the games in London in 2012.