Design for travel > Drawing London together
Frank Pick was impressed by the engineering of the early Underground. But he began to look for what he called a ‘new architectural idiom’ that could transform a Tube station from looking like an uninspired hole in the wall.
Pick wanted designs that were inviting, functional and made a positive contribution to London’s environment. This was particularly important in the suburbs served by new Tube extensions, which often had no traditional centre. The architect who developed this civic vision with him was Charles Holden.