THE WINNER OF LANDSCAPING:
Meet me at the river
Mikolaj Chmiel, Filip Piasecki ja Oskar Maly
“River Don – meandring between XIXth and XXth century Sheffield buildings, links a formerly industrial, now more and more appreciated, Kelham Island with the centre of the city ‘built on seven hills’. As more and more people find Kelham attractive, it has become a desirable place to visit
Near the bridge over the river a neglected river bank with a car park next to it caught our attention. Inspired by open social spaces and how they influence the community we thought to redesign this site and use its potential.
We separated the scheme into two distinct areas – an open air social space exposed to the river and greenery and an enclosed dining space hosting different local food vendors. The main theme we focused on was the relation of industrial typology with the shear architecture that wood offers.”