Did you see the article by Rowan Moore in, The Observer yesterday? (Sunday 21 August 2011) he’s pretty positive about the refurbishment of Park Hill Flats, Sheffield and says “The decision to list the building now looks brave and right. Had it gone, nothing would now be there but the nothing housing you see all over the country, with meaner dimensions, shoddier building and an absence of spirit. Nor is the rescue of Park Hill a grotesque extravagance: demolition and rebuilding would not necessarily have been more cost-effective and it would have been environmentally profligate.” good to see.
I’m going up for this event organised by SITE, and will have a good look round then. “Brutalist Speculations & Flights of Fancy”
9 September, 11am – 7.30pm http://www.sitegallery.org/