• Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
  • Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
  • Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
  • Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
  • Gallery interior (image credit: Iwan Bann)
  • Gallery exterior (image credit: Iwan Bann)
  • Gallery exterior (image credit: Iwan Bann)
  • Gallery interior (image credit: Hufton + Crow)

...combining the needs of the present with the genius of the past

The Hepworth Wakefield

 

Project summary

 

With more than 1,600sqm of gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside of London. Following a 2003 RIBA International competition on behalf of Wakefield Council, construction began in 2007 and was completed in 2010. Now, The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield is a landmark art gallery which houses the Barbara Hepworth maquettes, as well as a number of other permanent and temporary exhibitions. The new museum has been credited for encouraging further investment in the Wakefield regeneration area and in July 2017 was announced as ArtFund’s Museum of the Year.

 

Working closely with David Chipperfield Architects, Charcoalblue designed a seamless multi-functional space seating 100 people, with associated and almost invisible technical systems, including integrated touchscreen controls for lighting, audio and video systems. The multi-function room supports the work of the innovative gallery and is used to host lectures and seminars associated with the gallery exhibitions, as well as by outside organisations for community events, seminars, meetings, music events, film and festivals.