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THORNTON HEATH POND, LONDON

Thornton Heath roundabout is a busy, vehicle-dominated space almost inaccessible to the pedestrian. This design, the subject of a limited competition organised by the London Borough of Croydon (including Timpson Manley/edaw, Birds Portchmouth & Russum), sought to reclaim the site of the pond (the focal point of Thornton Heath) as a pedestrian retreat and destination. Inspired by water insects and the formation of heathland, the scheme suggests a new landmark - a collection of objects ...

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