A MODEL of Queensgate Market has been unveiled to help people see the building's architecture differently.
The stunning 3D, computerised model shows what the hall, which opened in April 1970, looks like without the stalls.
Pressure group Huddersfield Gem, who are campaigning to have the market hall listed, now have the model on their website so people can download it and see what they describe as "beautifully crafted architecture".
The model was created by Graham Chaplin as part of his masters degree in multi-media at Huddersfield University.
Gem spokesman Chris Marsden said he hoped more people would now consider the importance of the market hall and support their bid to have it listed.
He said: "The model is excellent. It allows people to see the market hall as an open space and proves how spectacular it really is.
"Hopefully more people will visit our website. We need people to get in touch with the heritage minister Lord McIntosh during the consultation period for the listing of the market hall.
"The model is stunning because it allows people to really examine the hall. It really is a fantastic piece of work."
Creator Graham Chaplin, 28, of Longwood, spent months getting the model perfect.
Mr Chaplin painstakingly measured all the original plans and studied the market hall to get scale, surfaces and textures just right.
He said: "I did the model for my final project. I needed to find a client to produce something for and Huddersfield Gem needed a model.
"I am a massive supporter of the building being listed. I think it is a wonderful structure and hopefully the model shows this.
"When I presented it to the designers there was a great reaction which was very pleasing. One market trader thought because the model does not include the stalls we were trying to force them out but I don't think that is true.
"I have grown up with the market hall like so many other people, but I have never really looked at the sculptures or the architecture. The stalls do take away from it somewhat.
"So the model is designed to help people see the open space.
"I really enjoyed mapping a building like the market hall because it is such an interesting structure. Getting aspects like the surfaces and the lighting right was difficult but worth the effort."
To see the model or learn how to make your views known to the Heritage Minister visit: www.huddersfieldgem.org
NINE reasons why Queensgate Market should be listed are to be published by Huddersfield Gem.
The group have been campaigning to get the building listed since plans to redevelop the town centre suggested it may be knocked down.
The reasons, which it hopes will convince the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to protect the 34-year-old structure, will be explained in full on the group's website.
Briefly, they are:
1: It is the best example of a retail market from the 1960s and 70s according to English Heritage.
2: The structural innovation, for example the 21 free-standing asymmetric shells.
3: Rarity of the design.
4: Use of natural white concrete used on the underside of the shells in the market hall.
5: The glazing which required new techniques to be developed at the time to allow the windows to move.
6: Fritz Steller's sculptures both inside and outside the building.
7: The first floor level which was designed as a restaurant with views across Huddersfield but is instead used as council office space.
8: The close integration of architecture, engineering and art.
9: The market stalls that provide a vast range of goods.
A decision on whether Queensgate Market will be listed is expected to be made by Heritage Minister Lord McIntosh in November.