UK Award Part 1
The Secret Policemen's Saloon
Robert Taylor’s project, “The Secret Policemen’s Saloon,” is hidden inside Castlegate’s old Police Station. The Saloon provides an after-work club for the adjacent South Yorkshire Police’s headquarters in Sheffield’s city center. Accommodating a bar, an illegal brewery, and a rugged hotel for the inebriated off-duty officers, the project aims to expose Castlegate’s immoral underbelly and monumentalize its specific archaeology in a way that resists the future development plans for the area.