Zaha Hadid Architects and Es Devlin longlisted to emanate "iconic gateway" during London’s Old Street

Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among a 39 pattern teams that have been longlisted to pattern a open space to reinstate a devious during Old Street in London.

Also in a using to emanate a “iconic gateway” are British practices HawkinsBrown, Paul Cocksedge Studio, Coffey ArchitectsTonkin Liu, Mae Architects and Nicholas Hare Architects.

The competitions is being run as partial of a wider devise to rearrange a roads during a Old Street interchange, that will see a dismissal of a “outdated and intimidating” 1960s roundabout.

Zaha Hadid Architects have been longlisted to redesign a civic area during Old Street in London

Organised by Islington Council, in organisation with the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council, a competition aims to find an “innovative idea” to reinvigorate a junction, that is subsequent to AHMM’s White Collar Factory.


More than 120 registrations of seductiveness were perceived to reimagine the public realm, with 39 teams longlisted.

A public conference on a proposals starts today, with a open muster displaying all a ideas due to run until 2 Mar 2018. Following a consultation, a row will pull adult a shortlist of best entries that will be announced after in March.

Coffey Architects has due formulating a “cloud” during a roundabout

The planned compliance of a highway system will reintroduce a two-way trade complement and see a north-western arm of a devious sealed to emanate a peninsular. This will concede a former devious site to be converted into an “attractive new pedestrianised open space”.

Plans for a highway revolution are due to be submitted after this year, with construction due to start in a winter of 2018.

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“Old Street is an iconic location, and a mutation will hugely urge a area for pedestrians, open ride users, cyclists and people who live and work nearby”, said Islington Council’s executive member for sourroundings and transport, councillor Claudia Webbe.

“We have had outrageous seductiveness in a pattern open call, and a open muster is a possibility to have your contend on a origination of an exciting, bold, iconic gateway – 39 innovative and moving ideas set out in one place, so we can assistance to figure a destiny of Old Street.”

London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman added: “This mutation is going to make Old Street a some-more pleasing and safer place for all pedestrians and cyclists. It’s an area that is eminent for creation so I’m unequivocally looking brazen to saying a operation of ideas shortlisted and conference Londoners’ opinions about them.”

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