Oxford Circus Diagonal Crossing

laud8 -landscape architecture+urban design

Project by Atkins; Oxford Circus, in the heart of London.

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It is one of the world’s most congested intersections, with more than 80 million pedestrians crossing it each year. The innovative makeover allows shoppers to walk across Oxford Circus diagonally for the first time. Atkins’ design was inspired by Tokyo’s famous Shibuya crossing, renowned for allowing people to cross with ease.

Before the project:

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After the project:

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The solution enabled all existing barriers and street clutter to be ripped out and remodelled in order to give pedestrians the freedom to move around quickly both straight ahead and diagonally – across both Regent Street and Oxford Street.

Text: Atkins

Images: Atkins, e-architect

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