Installation at Art/Architecture Symposium “We are here”
Sheffield / United Kingdom 2015
osa_office for subversive architecture
Client/Curator: Jane Anderson
Team: Karsten Huneck, Bernd Truempler
The brutalist building Park Hill in Sheffield City Centre known as ‘streets in the sky’ is the largest grade II listed building in Europe.
Wounded Building highlights the importance of a wounded significant building that has been taken care of as if it were a living being. It has been given an intravenous therapy.
The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body; this body of architecture has received therapy over the course of three days. The process is intended as a statement of breathing life into abandoned architecture that is in the process of being transformed.
The way we connect to our build environment is much stronger and emotional than we would normally think. We think of places as having a heart and soul. Memories, experiences and quality of spaces form a connection to places or structures that can be compared to relationships.