Join us for an exclusive breakfast event at The Weston at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Stirling Prize 2019 finalist, winner of a RIBA National Award, RIBA Yorkshire Award, RIBA Yorkshire Client of the Year and RIBA Yorkshire Building of the Year, with a talk from Fergus Feilden of Feilden Fowles Architects and Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park sits in the grounds of Bretton Hall, an 18th century country park estate. Since its opening in 1977 the Sculpture Park has developed a series of indoor exhibition spaces that complement the sculpture arranged across the landscape.
The Weston is the latest addition, providing a visitor centre and gallery. Establishing a close relationship between the buildings and the landscape is the key driver for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in all its buildings. At The Weston, the architect has fully embraced this aspiration. The building is truly of its landscape. The building sits on the site of a former millstone grit quarry. On approach, a monolithic, 50m long wall, appears semi buried in the landscape, punctuated only by a single opening which forms the entrance. The new building has significantly improved its immediate environment, providing a sunny west-facing terrace and giving visitors an opportunity to look across the park from its panoramic glazed wall that gently curves to embrace the landscape. The timber structure creates a warm, almost domestic, feel to the interior of the café and visitor centre.
This event is part of our Great British Buildings series of talks and tours around the country.
- Non Member: £10.00
- RIBA Member/Friend: £7.50
- Student/Concession: £5.00