Old Street Roundabout

Client:  Clerkenwell Design Week
Location:  Old Street, 
Photographer: Peter Guenzel
 

 

 

alma-nac were one of five architect practices invited by ICON magazine to put forward a proposal for the re-development of Old Street Roundabout as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Old Street: a station, a roundabout, a void, a meeting point of four roads, a cyclist's hell. What we think Old Street needs is more fun. A space for festivals, for picnics, community and activity.

We proposed an urban green to act as an epicentre filling what is now a void. Ultimately Old Street Green is an exercise in colour, form and fun based around the brief of a meeting place. We've designed a destination out of a crossroads.