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In the built environment, the term circulation refers to the movement of people, typically within a building or structure.

Within buildings, a circulation space is a space that is predominately used for circulation, such as a passage way, corridor, hallway, stairway, lobby, atrium, an open plan office, enclosed walkway and mall, shop, areas in a room that provides an exit path from another room, paths of travel to exits in loading docks, designated paths of travel leading to exits from car spaces in car parks, and other paths of travel to exits.


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