CoveBurgess Architects, along with Eco-Cycle have designed three innovative cycle storage hubs to sit on the neglected Old Street roundabout site.
The concept is part of an ideas competition from the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council, Islington Council a to create an iconic gateway at Old Street.
The architects have proposed a new pocket park and distinctive glass Eco-Cycle cylinders at different heights, each housing up to 200 bicycles.
These futuristic glazed towers provide a clear visual identity for Old Street that reflects its ‘Silicon’ identity and not only provide much needed cycle storage in the area, and relocates the advertising
CoveBurgess Architects design cycle storage hubs and pocket park to transform Old Street Roundabout hoarding onto the tops of the towers. The towers help define the new cafe spaces, creating a protected and distinctive public realm.
Dan Cove, Partner of CoveBurgess comments:
“This is an exciting concept which reactivates the public realm around this key highway junction. We have incorporated a practical solution to cycle storage, whilst incorporating a aesthetically dynamic vision for this busy junction.”
The Old Street Roundabout will undergo significant change in the coming years as part of the planned highway transformation. The existing roundabout, developed in the 1960s, will be converted into an attractive new pedestrianised public space.