Mikhail Riches has designed Park Hill Phase 2 in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Completed in 1961 by Sheffield City Council, Park Hill was initially hailed a success, but a number of factors lead 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.
In 2015, Urban Splash held a competition for Phase 2 of the project: 195 flats and 2,000 square metres of commercial space. They gave the five shortlisted practices a flat in the derelict building and two weeks to demonstrate their ideas.
"We took a 'light touch' approach for this phase of Park Hills regeneration, retaining the parts of Park Hill that work – the concrete frame, brickwork, and party walls," said Mikhail Riches.
Urban Splash took on its redevelopment and Phase 1, 2 and 3 are now complete.