The city of London may not be making any more land, but the Garden Bridge is an outstanding proposal that plans to suspend some mid-air. The compelling project serves many needs for the world-class metropolis and only enhances the artificial and the natural environments of its setting.
Landscape designer Dan Pearson is working with Heatherwick Studio and the engineers at Arup to create another link between the urban north and south; it will revitalize the adjoined neighborhoods. The entire plan will bring new life into the British city too, as the River Thames span will be sowed with lush plant life.
The Garden Bridge presents a pure opportunity to enhance the horticultural breadth of the concrete jungle. It also introduces fresh air and gives pedestrian commuters a beautiful botanical and herbaceous escape from their usual built-up environments.