Sheffield Cliff: Exploring the vertical connection

One of the issues of Studio 7 which I was in is about ‘connection’. This thesis project is to continue the research of ‘connection’ on the vertical way rather than only horizontal way. ‘Sheffield Cliff’ which is located in the Sheffield city centre is the best site to research this topic. With over 300 meters long and 16 meters height different between the upper and lower city, Sheffield Cliff is a unique place, but currently unrecognizable and not well- connected. In this project, several new connections would be created between the upper and lower city, with a series of activities combining on these new routes, on which people could experience what Sheffield Cliff is really like.