Proposals for Forgotten Spaces 2011: The Forgotten Island; The Forgotten Porter Brook; Gleadless Golf; Guiding Lights; The Golden Frame; Gaunt Shops Opening Up; The Groove Box Project; Is The River Really Beautiful..?; In the Round; Kindergarten
“The Forgotten Island” is situated in the middle of the River Don. A relaxation space for local residents, an ecology site for local schools and a hidden tree top oasis.”
The opening up of the long forgotten Porter Brook to rejuvenate an historic quarter of central Sheffield and bring a significant waterway back into the public life of the city.
Welcome to Gleadless Golf - A multi-storey driving range and community centre. Latest gaming equipment enables the user to predict how far their shot would have gone with experts on hand to perfect their technique.
Frog Walk, previously dark, isolated and foreboding, is brought to life by animated creatures which accompany travellers on their journey between Ecclesall and Sharrow
The Golden Frame is a mobile floating viewing frame designed for the waterways of the Sheffield and Tinsley Navigation. A canal pouring through Sheffields abandoned and demolished landscape of steelmills.
Source: Norton Mayfield Architects
Street view showing how the Gaunt Shops are opened up by moving the bus stop, removing physical barriers, introducing steps and moving the pharmacy entrance.
The Groove Box Project is a ‘pop up vinyl swap shop’. Tapping in to the music roots of the city, it will satisfy the increasing demand for physical media and the resurgence of vinyl.
The proposed project is an urban exploration exit station from the ‘Megatron’ culvert that runs beneath Sheffield station. The aim is to facilitate urban exploration and make a statement in support of its legitimacy.
In the Round is a temporary intervention in a neglected roundabout underpass to provide a meeting place and café by day, and a flexible open-air performance venue by night.
Geometry of architecture a catalyst for play and fun, unprecedented ingredients in Kindergarten and school design. Furthermore, the geometry lends itself to an open air amphitheatre, for kindergarten plays and community events.