Modernist™ Guide to Sheffield – Launch
Modernist™ Guide to Sheffield, is a printed guide featuring a selection of the best local modernist architecture from the 50s and 60s. Over 40 listings include Park Hill, Moor Street Substation and the Arts Tower showing Sheffield to be a mecca for fans of modernist architecture and design.
We are delighted to launch this guide at Park Hill on Saturday the 13th June at 3pm-4pm. There will be a talk by Emma England, Regional Director of RIBA Yorkshire and copies of the guide will be available to buy.
The city of Sheffield embraced the excitement and architectural optimism of the fifties and sixties. It planned and built new revolutionary social housing and architectural developments that invested heavily in a vision for a brave future.
Modernism isn’t one style, many different 20th century styles can be characterised as Modernist, but they all can be seen to share certain core objectives: a belief that design and technology could transform society through innovation and planning; a move away from historical references and applied ornament; a preference for abstraction and minimalism.
Each guide has a large A2 map that showcases the sites where modernism took root and developed.
A2 (594x420mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm)
Litho printed full colour
Each map will come with a Modernist™ 25mm badge
The guide is a collaboration with MADE NORTH, the RIBA and The Designers Republic™