SiliconHub is a philantrophic opensource mixed use project that reinvents Old Street roundabout. It is a blend of opensource hardware workshops, opensource cinema, public & event spaces, office and startup business space. A creative and free building has been designed to help local businesses, designers and entrepreneurs. The building is almost completely opensource, with nearly all areas, including the workshops being available for free. The advertising that surrounds the building funds the opensource elements of the building.
The public space has been designed to improve access to and from the station, but also provide a beautiful and inspiring venue to meet friends, watch films / sporting events for free and work. The greenery has been carefully stitched into the urban fabric of the site, the slight undulations and manipulations in floor height create seating areas that encourage social interaction and bonding.