Park Hill Sales Model, Sheffield
Client: Urban Splash
Built in the late 1950s, the Park Hill estate in Sheffield is a Grade II* listed building and the largest listed building in Europe. It is a concrete structure inspired by Le Corbusier and the brutalist movement. The site was bought by developers and regeneration specialists Urban Splash in 2006 and is currently undergoing renovation, some complete and some currently in progress.
The original Park Hill model (by others) was made over 10 years ago and was in need of replacement to more accurately reflect how Park Hill will look when it’s finished, which led to this commission from Urban Splash. Comprising of 5 phases all with different architects and landscape architects, the model was a challenge to maintain a sense of unity and cohesion of design across the site whilst still showcasing the unique approach for each phase. The site is mostly residential but does include a Phase for student accommodation by Alumno as well as a proposed art studio and gallery complex.
The model is made from wood, plastics, resin and a variety of other materials, incorporating 3D printing, laser cutting and hand craftsmanship, and measures approximately 1.7m x 2.3m split into 2 halves. It is currently on display in the Park Hill Sales Office in Sheffield.