15,rue du 19 Mars 1962, 92240 Malakoff, Paris
Any old street? Competition
London - third prize
Redesigning the Old Street in Islington was about transforming without destroying. A street said to be with no character, that needed to recapture its personality, and become a full size character… Minimize the intervention to the strictly necessary, recognize the identity of the place and re-shape it to preserve and enlarge the duality of use (walk/rest). The key for this project was a balance between the existing and an innovative vision, to generate an urban landscape: a fluid, permeable public space and an urban self-sustained space where the first glimpse is a park.