GPAD beats tough competition to reach Old Street Roundabout final

21st March 2018

GPAD is one of four to have its design chosen as a winning concept for the iconic Old Street roundabout redevelopment.

Islington Council and judges selected the final four, whittled down from an initial 120 entries, for being ‘iconic and achievable’ while creating ‘flexible and inclusive spaces’.

Our proposed design combined technology and public garden space to create a “digital garden”, unlike any other in London. The existing digital display was reimagined as a vertical totem, marking the main space of the site and continuing to serve the iconic role of its predecessor, as well as incorporating a much-needed sheltered bike storage in its interior. Digital “plants”, which generate electricity during the day and emit light at night, define the boundary of the site. A new pavilion, incorporating a café and exhibition space, presents the opportunity for revenue generation and a venue for events.

The four shortlisted designs were chosen following a public display of the 39 longlisted entries.

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