Sheffield, South Yorkshire
KELLY , PATTEN
View towards the City Centre shortly after the completion of Hallam Square. Background includes: The Novotel (right), Town Hall extension - now demolished (centre), and The Registry Office - now demolished - the round building left of centre. Location: At the Howard Street entrance to the City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, over looked by Arundel Way. Description: A complex shaped area, with stone curved seating and an area with designed paving. It acts both as an entrance to the University and also as a thoroughfare to people travelling between the bus and railway stations and the City centre via the adjacent Arundel Way underpass. Commission: Sheffield Hallam University. The artists worked as lead artists for the University's Art in the Community programme. Comment: It is difficult to make sense of the design at ground level, it is possibly appreciated best from the upper stories of the overlooking university buildings (as in the image here). The area is due for extending and altering as part of the Millennium bid for 'Remaking the Heart of City'. The lead artist for the new project is Laura White. Updates: (1999) There has been a re-design of the square, but the full redevelopment of Howard Street and Arundel Way in this area has not yet taken place. Laura White's designs were not implemented. (2005) Further redevelopment is still underway. Major artwork and redesign of the area between here and the Railway Station is imminent. (2007) Blackwell's bookshop built in this space and a new entrance space completed. Howard Street has been re-designed as part of Sheffield's 'Heart of the City' project. Artworks here include Mosaic Rill - a water course along the side of the street, and 'Tong' Railings behind a landscaped area adjacent to the Owen Building.
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