Shoreham Street / Project Orange

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Architect: Project Orange
Location: Shoreham,
Structural engineer: Project Design Associates
Project manager: J P Mooney Ltd
Year: 2012
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Shoreham Street, Sheffield
192 Shoreham Street is a Victorian industrial brick building sited at the edge of the Cultural Industries Quarter Conservation Area of Sheffield. It is not listed but considered locally significant.

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The completed development seeks to rehabilitate the once redundant building, celebrate its industrial heritage and make it relevant to its newly vibrant context. The brief was to provide mixed use combining a desirable double height restaurant/bar within the original shell (capitalising on the raw industrial character of the existing building) with duplex studio office units above. These are accommodated in an upward extension of the existing building in a contrasting but complementary volume, a replacement for the original pitched roof.

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The new extension is contemporary yet laconic in form and an abstract evocation of the industrial roofscapes that used to dominate this part of the city. It is parasitical in nature, engaging with the host structure in a couple of locations, where windows bite into the existing building. The new roof profile creates dramatic sweeping ceiling profiles in the new accommodation, a sectional dynamism that is to be further enhanced by the use of double height volumes in the duplex units created.

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The proposal is intended to enhance the existing building and create a striking landmark on the inner ring road; a symbol both of the areaʼs past and its aspirations for the future.

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Cite: "Shoreham Street / Project Orange" 07 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=214007>

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    Great project! Brings up some references to the Elbphilharmonie building with the round edge and the solid brick base.

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    There is no harmony between materials and colors. I think a bad definition of aesthetics’s been used.

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    This is amazing & while someone mentioned there’s no harmony between the colors & materials, it works for me. I like the juxtapos-tion of old & new, architecture – materials … and love how the windows fit together like a puzzle.

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