2001 A Space Odyssey. The materials I used for this model were a 4'x8' sheet of 1mm styrene plastic, 1/2 inch PVC electrical pipe (this is what determined its size), the windows are from a coil book binder punch and various types of sheet and strip styrene for structure and detail.
At the time when I built this model there were (or at least I don’t
think there were) really any reliable blueprints of this model kicking
around. So what did I do? Answer put the movie into the player, fast
forward to the pertinent points in the movie and start taking
measurements which is exactly what I did. Now some eagle eyed
individuals will no doubt point out some mistakes on my model when
compared to the original (which by the way was tossed into a farmer’s
field in the early seventies and then was never seen again, what a
crying shame). All I can say to those eagle eyed viewers is Hey! I took
the measurements off a friggen TV set for crying out load gimmi a break!
From Wikipedia "
Space Station V is a fictional space station seen in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Operational, it is a large, international, rotating wheel space station used as a transfer point from Low Earth orbit to the moon and other planets. It also functions as an orbital hotel, mostly operated by Hilton Hotels. Rotation of the station provides artificial gravity
for people aboard the station. The station contains two docking bays
for docking spacecraft and is placed on its rotational axis at the
opposite sides of the construction. By the time of events depicted in
the film, it is still under construction, with the incomplete second
The rotating wheel depicted in the movie traces its lineage back to wheeled space station designs by Wernher von Braun and Herman Potočnik, the latter describing such a space station design in his book The Problem of Space Travel - The Rocket Motor
(1928). The studio model was reported to be eight feet wide (Bizony)
or six feet wide (Agel), and stuffed with tiny lights behind the
windows. Due to its large size and spidery structure, the model always
seemed in danger of breaking apart. Kubrick had most of the models and
props used in 2001 destroyed or discarded, or stored away and
inaccessible, so that they wouldn't be used in any movies not under his
control. In the early 1970s, when the MGM studio in Borehamwood,
England where the film was made was demolished, the model for Space Station V was dumped in a field about 20 miles from Borehamwood. It was destroyed by vandals a few days later.