@ The Pickaquoy Centre, INFIELD

Ticket £6.00, Group ticket (4 people) £20.00, Under 1yrs FREE.


June 16, 2023 at 1:00pm. Duration: 3 days. Please note on the door tickets are available onsite on a first come first served basis.

The Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1LR

Architects of Air   by Alan Parkinson

This is an ideal family experience and entry is on a timed ticket at half hourly intervals. A sensory experience which creates a highly colourful environment in which to lose yourself for a moment in time.

‘Somewhere between a womb and a cathedral’ is one description of the experience and since 1992 more than 3 million visitors in over 40 countries across 5 continents have been welcomed into Architects of Air’s monumental luminaria, immersed in radiant colour that comes simply from daylight shining through the luminarium’s fabric. From the Guggenheim in Spain to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the monumental and interactive walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air, designed by Alan Parkinson, have astounded audiences across the globe.

TERCERADIX - Terceradix celebrates 30 years of Architects of Air with a luminarium designed to be brighter and more colourful than its predecessors. The name Terceradix signals that this luminarium commemorates the 30th anniversary of Architects of Air. “Tercera-” comes from the Spanish 'third' and “-dix” is the French 'ten'. It is pronounced ‘Tair-sair-a-diks’. Terceradix packs a lot of interest into a more compact space than earlier designs.

FRIDAY         1:00pm - 7:00pm Terceradix, Pickaquoy Centre Infield
SATURDAY 11:00am – 5:00pm Terceradix, Pickaquoy Centre Infield
SUNDAY       1:00pm - 7:00pm Terceradix, Pickaquoy Centre Infield

Accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (a minimum of 1 adult for up to 4 children).

On the door tickets are available onsite on a first come first served basis.  This queue might close early in the case of high attendance.

Advance ticket holders must arrive 10 minutes before the time indicated on the ticket and will have priority access up to 30 minutes from the time indicated on the ticket.  A small queue should still be expected.

Please note: Should we have to cancel any sessions due to excessive wind speeds then tickets will be refunded and you will be welcome to rebook into any available future time slots, or join the walk up queues on your preferred alternative day.  If the last day of the event has to be cancelled due to the weather then all affected tickets will be refunded.

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