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An extraordinary luminarium
Architects of Air: Albesila 25 August 2017 to 28 August 2017
Architects of Air: Albesila 25 August 2017 to 28 August 2017



A dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes that captivate with an immersive display of iridescent shapes and colours.

Dates and times 25 August 2017 -
28 August 2017
Fri 12noon - 7pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 7pm, Mon 10am - 7pm
Ticket pricing
FREE, just turn up!
An incredible structure of winding paths and soaring domes



Taking inspiration from Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals, founder, designer and artistic director, Alan Parkinson, has created a series of structures that guide you into a sense of wonder.

Albesila is their latest creation and marks the company’s 25th year. Our glorious central courtyard will be one of the first locations to showcase this new labyrinth of geometric forms. It will invite audiences to move in a medium of subtle hues as vivid reflections of liquid colour spills across the curved walls, creating a world apart from the normal and everyday.

"What motivates me to design is the fact that I continue to be struck by the beauty of light and colour found in the luminaria. These structures nurture an awareness of a pure phenomena that gently cuts through everyday conditioned perceptions..."

Alan Parkinson, designer and founder of Architects of Air.

After dark the luminarium will be lit from the inside bringing the architecture to life for visitors in contrast to the surrounding Grade I listed building.


Please note capacity is limited inside so you may be expected to queue.

Essential Information

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Accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
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