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Park Hill Phase 2
by Mikhail Riches

Park Hill Phase 2 by Mikhail Riches
Photo by Tim Crocker

Mikhail Riches has revived and regenerated the Park Hill estate in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Completed in 1961 by Sheffield City Council, Park Hill was initially hailed as a success, but a number of factors led to its decline.

It was saved from demolition by its Grade 2 Listing in 1998, making it Europe's largest listed structure, containing 1,000 homes.

Phase 2 of the development preserves the iconic brutalist structure while adding 195 contemporary homes.

The studio took a 'light touch' approach for this phase of Park Hill's regeneration, retaining the concrete frame, brickwork and party walls. Upgraded energy systems and balcony panels in mid-century hues provide insulation and significant carbon reduction.

"[We] wanted to pay homage to the estate's origins, combining modern living with nostalgic nods," said Mikhail Riches. "Colourful front doors, patterned mats and other personalised touches aim to emphasise community and individuality."

This project has been longlisted in the sustainable renovation category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Mikhail Riches
Project: Park Hill Phase 2
Credits: Civic Engineers, Austin-Smith:Lord, Greengauge and Beechfield

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