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Park Hill; our 1960s cover star

August 9th, 2017 [ No Comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Mark Latham

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Check out these pictures of Park Hill in Sheffield in its original guise in the December 1962 edition of the RIBA Journal - with the scheme even making the magazine’s front page.

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The mag carries an interview with Jack Lynn, one of the two original architects (together with Ivor Smith), about the genesis of the building’s design - notably the inspiration that came from Le Corbusier’s L’Unite d’Habitation in Marseilles - a buiding that’s often compared to Park Hill.

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It’s great to see that, whether in its 1960s form or its transformation today, Park Hill’s still revered as an architectural icon by RIBA; in 2013 the organisation shortlisted the building for that year’s Stirling Prize. Park Hill’s also received three RIBA Awards.

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Find out more about the scheme here. A big thanks to design agency Build for sending these pictures in to us.

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