THE Yorkshire Sculpture Park has received an award for its visitor centre.
The £3.5m centre, completed in July, 2002, has won a design prize in the Civic Trust Awards.
Wakefield Council leader Clr Peter Box received the award on Thursday.
It celebrates the West Bretton site's standard of architecture and environmental design.
The centre features gallery space for sculptures and two-dimensional works, a shop, cafe, a 120-seat auditorium, meeting rooms and education spaces.
It forms part of the 200- hectare park which attracts 300,000 visitors a year.
A spokesman for the sculpture park said: "These awards have been established for 44 years and are given to outstanding examples of new architecture, restorations, town planning, landscapes and public art.
"The awards scheme is unique in that its judges look not only for design excellence, but also projects that benefit their local communities or environment."
Clr Box said: "There were more than 400 entries for this year's awards, so we have done particularly well in demonstrating a high standard."