a painting of high rise blocks of flats seen from a balcony Mandy Payne's recent work explores Park Hill in Sheffield, the Grade II* listed council estate and one of Britain’s largest examples of Brutalist architecture. The site is currently undergoing regeneration which makes it an interesting site to observe.working with materials integral to the estate itself; aerosol paints (with reference to the graffiti) and concrete its cast as a concrete canvas to paint on directly.
Park Hill estate, Sheffield. Urban Splash has tried to soften the impact of the concrete exterior façade with the introduction of colour. ‘I love you will u marry me’, which was sprayed on a high bridge.
Brutalist buildings: Park Hill, Sheffield by Jack Lynn and Ivor SmithAs a result of the steep hillside site, the buildings rise from four storeys at the highest point to 13 at the lowest. This meant the architects could maintain a level roofline, and allowed the creation of the elevated open-air decks.