The Hepworth by David Chipperfield Architects

The Hepworth by David Chipperfield Architects

The Hepworth Wakefield, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, opened in May 2011 in Wakefield, UK. Named after Barbara Hepworth, who was born in Wakefield in 1903 and lived there with her family until the age of 18, with 5,000 square metres of gallery space, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built art gallery to open in Britain since the Hayward on London’s Southbank in 1968, and provides a permanent public legacy for the artist in her home city. The Hepworth Wakefield has been shortlisted for the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize.

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