18 August 2017
The British Council has supported the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hull 2017 to commission A Hall For Hull in the heart of Hull City Centre.
Designed by Chile-based architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Swiss artist Felice Varini, A Hall For Hull is an ambitious temporary outdoor structure that transforms Trinity Square. The instalation is comprised of 16 galvanized steel columns arranged in a grid formation in front of Hull Minister to highlight the symmetry of its facade.
Visitors to the installation will be able to inhabit each of the six-metre-high columns and experience varying light conditions created by perforations in the steel skin. The rigid geometry of the columns will be carefully distorted and redefined by the artwork of Varini, who explores the illusions of geometry through eye-deceiving photographic techniques, together with the tradition of pictorial representation.
The project, supported by the British Council, has been developed through an invited competition for an architectural and artistic collaboration, with a brief to create a temporary intervention designed specifically for Trinity Square. Hull 2017 and RIBA have been working closely with Hull Minster to develop the project.