The iconic Tinsley cooling towers are reused by adding a residential wrap around the main structure and a gallery to house a place for art and experimentation, a Tate Modern for the north, providing a striking centre to the whole district.
Sheffield's rich history as a steelmaking town and the beautiful natural context of this site enabled us to create a masterplan that played to both of these strengths.
The masterplan was designed to allow a phased infrastructure to be built. The layering of the plan also allowed the site to flood as it sits next to the river in a flood plain.
The mixed use brief and the landscape created three bands. A linear park next to the river allowed for the first level of flooding, the second band a residential zone overlooking the park and the river. The final band was the industrial commercial zone located next to the main access to Rotherham and Sheffield.
In collaboration will Alfredo Caraballo
Client: Groundwork Sheffield/RIBA