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11:22 AM 31st January 2012

Students support world-renowned architect on exhibition

Architecture students at Sheffield Hallam University have collaborated with a world-renowned British architect on an exhibition to be staged at an iconic building he designed.

They worked with Stirling Prize winner Will Alsop on an exhibition that captures the art of architecture and is designed to make the public think about architecture and how it makes people feel.

Sheffield Hallam students contributed to the large scale 3D painting that is the centrepiece of the thought-provoking exhibition.

The exhibition takes place at The Public in West Bromwich, a building Alsop famously once described as 'a box of delights'.

Listed in the book 1001 Buildings To See Before You Die, the multi-purpose building is a vibrant and inspiring work of art in its own right, fast becoming an icon of the Black Country.

Renowned for his highly colourful, eye-catching buildings Alsop, who has been awarded an OBE and elected to the Royal Academy, once described The Public as 'his best building yet'.

Will Alsop: Box of Delights
Will Alsop: Box of Delights
Marium El-Sayed, a third year architecture student at Sheffield Hallam, said: "Working on this exhibition has been a great opportunity for us, as well as being a fun and enjoyable experience. It's so inspiring to be able to work with Will Alsop given his amazing reputation in the world of architecture."

Will Alsop said: "I am very pleased to be mounting an exhibition in a building that I designed. The design of the building emerges out of three years of discussions and workshops. A similar process is used to create the content of the exhibition."

Will Alsop - A box of delights will be at The Public until 20 May 2012, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday, 11am - 3pm and is free to visit. For further information visit www.thepublic.com