New Art Gallery Opens in UK

22 May 2011 (Last Updated May 22nd, 2011 18:30)

The Hepworth Wakefield Art Gallery, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, was opened on 21 May 2011 in Wakefield, UK. The facility is housed in a 4,600m² building and includes ten galleries and learning studios featuring displays of contemporary and modern art. The

The Hepworth Wakefield Art Gallery, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, was opened on 21 May 2011 in Wakefield, UK.

The facility is housed in a 4,600m² building and includes ten galleries and learning studios featuring displays of contemporary and modern art.

The building also features an auditorium, an archive, a shop, a cafe bar with an outdoor terrace, gardens and a riverside children's play area.

The gallery is formed from a conglomeration of differently sized trapezoidal blocks and is surrounded by water on two sides.

The galleries on the upper floors of the building are sized according to the scale of the works with smaller rooms for earlier works and larger rooms for contemporary works.

The lower levels house a performance space, educational workshops, public facilities, and the administration and back of house areas.