“The Brutalist Playground” at Park Hill, Sheffield

Part exhibition, part installation, “The Brutalist Playground” was designed by 2015 Turner Prize winner Assemble and artist Simon Terrill, exploring post-war design for play. Originally commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects, this touring exhibition has been reimagined for the Brutalist icon that is the Park Hill estate in Sheffield.

 

Churchill Gardens Estate, archive image © John Donat – RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Churchill Gardens Estate, archive image © John Donat – RIBA Library Photographs Collection

 

Featuring a new commission based on Park Hill’s original playgrounds built by architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith between 1957-61, the installation designed by 2015 Turner Prize winner Assemble and artist Simon Terrill  investigates the materiality and visual language of post-war landscapes through an immersive, climbable and conceptual landscape. Originally commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), it will now show in Park Hill’s S1Artspace at The Scottish Queen until September 11, 2016.

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