The Weston, Feilden Fowles
Opened in March 2019, The Weston is a new visitor centre for the Eastern entrance of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Nestled within the site of an old quarry, The Weston has been designed by award-winning architects, Feilden Fowles. Consisting of a restaurant, gallery space, public foyer and shop, the Weston is the new £3.6million visitor centre for the YSP, shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize.
Designed to have a minimum impact on the site, the use of pigmented concrete on the exterior of the building mirrors the native sandstone in the area, making the building very much a part of its surroundings. Natural materials have been used within the interiors, creating a minimal, Scandinavian-inspired restaurant.
Emerging from the slope of the historical landscape, The Weston’s low profile protects it from the nearby M1 motorway and provides a sheltered, sunken terrace from which to take in the stunning views over the park. Working closely with the architects, Nest Contracts have provided the HAY Palissade Collection as outdoor seating for the Weston, continuing the minimal, Scandinavian aesthetic of the project.
More about Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Celebrating over 40 years of art without walls, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture.
An independent charitable trust, YSP is situated in the 500 acre, 18th-century Bretton Hall estate near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. Open all year round, the YSP hosts a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions from international artists that have included Ai Weiwei, Barbara Hepworth and Joan Miró.