Old Street Common seeks to be both an engaging social space for the local community and a focal point of London’s creative and tech industries. The multi layered public space seeks to engage the surrounding city, to become as much a green calming lung as an energetic creative art forum.
Establish the Old Street Iconic Gateway as a landmark embracing public art and Smart City innovation, to complement the improvements for pedestrians, public transport users and cyclists resulting from the wider transformation scheme of the area.
Sustainability and the environment are at the scheme’s core, it aims to create another green space for the city by stretching the green band from old street into the new peninsula. A series of strategically located planted embankments screen heavy traffic of the surrounding artery roads enabling the pedestrians to take over. Providing clear circulation zones for pedestrians and cyclists alike. The green islands with specifically selected plantations accompanied by air purification pods seek to combat noise and air pollution and create an accessible buffer zone from the surrounding city.
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