Parkhill Stories, 3 February, 19:00-20:15, The ABA Gallery, London, UK
"The Park Hill Estate in Sheffield is one of the most ambitious public housing schemes of the post-war years. Designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith in 1953 and completed in 1961 it was initially famous for the radical vision of the time; streets in the sky, spacious duplex apartments, views over the city, district heating and modular construction systems. However this utopian vision became overshadowed by anti-social behaviour and coupled with poor maintenance, the estate like so many of the time fell into disrepair.
In 1998 the scheme was controversially Grade II* listed.
Park Hill was then given a new lease of life by the developers Urban Splash, architects Hawkins Brown & Studio Egret West and landscape architects Grant Associates. Phase 1 of the regeneration was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013.
Greg Moss, Partner at Hawkins Brown will discuss the Park Hill story. Beginning with the qualities of the original scheme and focusing on the regeneration process of bringing the modernist icon into a sustainable community for the 21st century."
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The ABA Gallery. London, UK.