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Carmody Groarke

Park Hill Art Space . Sheffield

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Carmody Groarke

Park Hill was built in Sheffield between 1957 and 1961 as one of the largest council owned housing estates in the U.K. The estate was originally designed with 955 apartments planned in several angular slab blocks on a steeply sloped landscaped site, linked laterally by their iconic “streets in the sky”. It was a visionary concept for post-war reconstruction of one of the historically poorest neighbourhoods in Sheffield. Following the city’s pronounced economic decline in the 1980s, the estate suffered from chronic underinvestment and was eventually fully vacated by the mid-1990s. Notwithstanding the ensuing decay, Park Hill was given Grade II* Listed status and remains the largest heritage listed structure in Europe. Continue reading Carmody Groarke