Circulation

Circulation refers to the flow of people through the spaces of a building or similar space. Commonly understood as involving building elements such as stairs, elevators, escalators and corridors, circulation is one of the most critical components to consider when designing the operation and interaction of the elements of a building. The following collections, resources and guides are brought together to reveal and share the variety of approaches to designing the circulation of a building.

Circulation

Humans

Walking

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Climbing Stairs - Female (Side)

Layouts

Sidewalk | Walkway

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Two Person Pedestrian Path

Buildings

Stairs

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Circular Stairs

Layouts

Elevator

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Four Lift Elevator Bank

Buildings

Stair Details

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Stair Widths

Buildings

Stairs

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Egress Stairs

Buildings

Ramps

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Ramp - Switchback

Humans

Standing

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Standing - Male (Plan)

Layouts

Elevator

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One | Single Lift Elevator Bank

Buildings

Corridors

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Two Lane Corridor

Layouts

Elevator

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Six Lift Elevator Bank

Buildings

Stairs

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Z-Shaped Stairs

Layouts

Elevator

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Two | Double Lift Elevator Bank

Buildings

Escalators

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Paired Discontinuous Escalators

Humans

Walking

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Walking - Female (Front)

Buildings

Stairs

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Spiral Staircase

Humans

Walking

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Walking - Male (Front)

Humans

Wheelchair Users

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Wheelchair Users - Back

Buildings

Elevators | Lifts

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Machine-Room-Less Elevators | Lifts

Buildings

Stairs

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Half-Turn | Switchback | U-Shaped Stairs

Buildings

Stairs

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Split | Bifurcated Stairs

Buildings

Elevators | Lifts

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Traction Elevators | Lifts

Buildings

Stairs

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Straight-Run Stairs

Buildings

Escalators

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Single Continuous Escalators

Humans

Standing

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Standing - Female (Plan)

Buildings

Stairs

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90 Degree Winding Stairs

Buildings

Ramps

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Ramp Handrails - Wall

Buildings

Ramps

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Ramp Slopes

Layouts

Vehicle Turning Path

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Passenger Turning Path - 180°

Buildings

Ramps

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Ramp - Straight Run

Layouts

Elevator

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Eight Lift Elevator Bank

Buildings

Ramps

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Ramp - Turning

Humans

Walking

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Walking - Female (Back)

Buildings

Escalators

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Single Crossing Escalators

Layouts

Vehicle Turning Path

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Single-Unit Truck | Bus - 20' WB

Buildings

Stairs

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Curved | Arched Stairs

Buildings

Stairs

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Quarter-Turn | L-Shaped Stairs

Humans

Walking

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Walking | Assistive Cane

Layouts

Bike Storage

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Bicycle Stands

Buildings

Escalators

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Escalator & Moving Walkway Widths

Humans

Walking

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Walking - Female (Plan)

Humans

Wheelchair Users

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Wheelchair Users - Front

Buildings

Ramps

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Ramp Handrails - Utility

Buildings

Escalators

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Paired Continuous Escalators

Buildings

Corridors

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One Lane Corridor

Humans

Walking

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Walking - Male (Back)

Layouts

Vehicle Turning Path

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Semi-Trailer Truck - 40' WB

Humans

Wheelchair Users

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Wheelchairs

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