From an idea of the actress and activist Joanna Lumley, the Garden Bridge project has been finally taken over by the Heatherwick. The bridge will be a 6,000 m2 structure. 2,500 m2 will be covered by a selection of plants coming mostly from Northern Europe, but with some contributions from other continents.
The idea behind the project is to make London more and more green and of course, to encourage inhabitants to walk. However, the project has been strongly criticized by London citizens because of the total amount needed to terminate it. For now, the construction is therefore slowed down.