ASIDELINES: Streets ahead? It’s a Blue Peter city...

STREET SCENE EXIBITION   Sheffield University School of architecture students l/r: Tom Hudson, Alessandro Paladin, Jonathan Shaw and Lucy Block with their street scene exibition at Bank Street Art, Sheffield.    2 February 2011
STREET SCENE EXIBITION Sheffield University School of architecture students l/r: Tom Hudson, Alessandro Paladin, Jonathan Shaw and Lucy Block with their street scene exibition at Bank Street Art, Sheffield. 2 February 2011
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MEET Sheffield’s architects of the future - and the living proof it’s not just Blue Peter viewers who enjoy making models from card, paper and sticky back tape.

This Sheffield University class has created a city which might be right up your street if you were a fan of the legendary children’s show.

Because this one they made earlier - and which is now on display at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield - is a collection of mini buildings made from every day household items. Toilet roll tubes excepted.

But shouldn’t these soon-to-be-city-builders be doing some proper work in class rather than John Noakes impressions?

“What this project teaches is extremely valuable,” says tutor Russell Light.

“Each student was given a plot on the street and restrictions on the height and design of what they could build, as would be the case in a real city. They were urged to consider how their designs would fit in with the street and other buildings on it.”

Now the students are inviting you to create your own Conran Tower or Park Hill to add to the street.

Materials have been left with the display for people to have a go at being architects.

A workshop also runs Saturday from 1pm.