BEACON OF LIGHT NAMED IN RIBA GREAT BRITISH BUILDINGS 2019
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that the Beacon of Light will feature in the Great British Buildings 2019 programme which gives members of the public a rare chance to look around some of this year’s RIBA award-winning buildings.
From London’s restored Battersea Arts Centre, to the historic Hollis Building in Sheffield, Great British Buildings invites people to explore the buildings crowned the UK’s best.
The Beacon of Light, which was designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, was voted one of the region’s best buildings at the RIBA North East Regional Awards in May 2019.
Running from September to November 2019, Great British Buildings gives members of the public the chance to listen to talks, take tours, and meet the architects as they reveal the stories behind their buildings, what inspired them and what makes their project a RIBA Award-winner.
Commenting on the programme, RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: “This year’s RIBA Awards have seen an exceptional range of projects, showcasing the UK’s great architectural ambition, innovation, and skill. We’re really pleased to give the public this rare chance to go behind the scenes and see first-hand what makes each building so special, with the return of our Great British Buildings programme.”
The Beacon of Light’s Great British Buildings event takes place on 18th September between 3pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are priced at £7.50 for RIBA members, £10 for non-members and £5 for students.