Architect Thomas Heatherwick is to receive the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Part for his “dedication to bringing design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace at his own Heatherwick Studio.”
He will be presented the award alongside Kenya Wildlife Service Chair and leading paleoanthropologist and conservationist Dr. Richard Leakey.
The awards panel said: “The goal of the awards is to share insights into innovation to help solve the some of the world’s most intractable problems.
“Inspired by Harvard professor Clay Christensen’s ground-breaking theory of disruptive innovation, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards celebrate innovators who have broken the mold to significantly impact industries and business models in traditional and non-traditional domains, including media, healthcare, social justice, education, politics, sports and philanthropy.”
Among Heatherwick’s current projects are an “urban oasis” recreating the desert in the heart of Abu Dhabi and the London River Thames Garden Bridge.