Proposals for Forgotten Spaces 2011: ‘Always Something New; A Museum & Park Remembering A Furious Nazi Blitz; A Welcome Embrace; Arbourcorn; Arundle Gate; Brown Street Roofs; Cemetery Revelry; Cuthbert Bank / Walkley Flying Club; The Coo-op; C.H.A.V. (COMMUNITIES HAVE A VOICE)
Source: Jono Burgess
This project explores the notion of consumer culture, expressing a symbolic counterpoint and journey from the neighbouring site that is Meadowhall. The design seeks to engage people through enabling habitat, exploration and discovery in an urban wilderness.
Source: Ryan Fish
A museum and park promoting the history of Sheffield and high levels of sustainability. Accompanying picture shows concept model.
A innovative new centre for well being that will provide a focus for community integration and health, bringing together students, workers, commuters and local residents in a relaxed environment.
The Arbourcorn project turns a forgotten space into a sweetcorn field that provides bait for the local fishing community.
These proposals mimic the flow of water and the reflected sky, and the people passing by, to create a space which is highly evocative and proudly beautiful in its own right.
Where living roofs create a biodiverse public space in the heart of the city, that celebrates Sheffield’s old and new industrial hearts with its mix of hard and soft materials.
Cemetery Revelry remembers Sheffield General Cemetery by giving it a function which is relevant to today’s Sheffield the proposal, rather ironically, injects life into it by using it as a performance venue.
Set on frames that echo the support structures for advertisement hoardings, the words - Walkley Flying Club - will stand proud along Cuthbert Bank, just as the cooling towers welcomed travellers to the city in the past.
Source: Evans Vettori Architects
The COO-OP is a new initiative between man and bird. Pigeons that once inhabited the site are reintroduced to give the site meaning, memory and involve Sheffield’s homeless community.
The Globe, outside Sheffield Town Hall, provides a graphical interface demonstrating the forgotten spaces, as identified by Sheffielders. Power is not in the hands of government and designers, but given back to the people.