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First RIBA + VitrA Regional Talk to be held at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The inaugural RIBA + VitrA Regional Talk will take place at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Wednesday 22 May. The discussion will focus on the creation of new building, The Weston.


Leading bathroom brand VitrA first collaborated with Royal Institute of British Architects in the Autumn of 2018. The RIBA + VitrA Regional Talk series is the latest development of the two institutions partnership. Their continued relationship aims to add cultural value to society through the global exchange of architectural discourse.

The first instalment of the Regional Talks marks the opening of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new visitor centre, The Weston. The building was designed by architecture company Feilden Fowles.

Constructed from layered pigmented concrete, evoking the strata of sandstone bedrock, the building emerges from the ground and is defined by a concrete saw-tooth roof. The centre will enhance physical, intellectual and sensory access to the landscape, ecology and heritage of the historic estate, as well as to the sculptures presented elsewhere in the Park.

Carefully designed to have minimum impact on the site and to fit sympathetically with the historic landscape, The Weston comprises a restaurant, public foyer, shop and gallery space, showcasing a changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

Courtesy of Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The talk will have an ‘In Conversation’ style and feature lectures from the two Co-Directors Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles. The Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Clare Lilley will also be speaking at the event.


For more information on the RIBA + VitrA talks series visit: architecture.com/riba-vitra-talks




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