The Hepworth Wakefield, named after English sculptur Barbara Hepworth who was born in Wakefield in 1903, is located in the historic waterfront area on the banks of the River Calder south of Wakefield City Centre.
David Chipperfield Architects
As a continuation of Friedrich August Stüler's forum architecture, the New Entrance Building will complete the Museum Island ensemble between the Kupfergraben canal and the west facade of the Neues Museum.
The Neues Museum on Berlin's Museum Insel was designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built between 1841 and 1859. Extensive bombing during the Second World War left the building in ruins, with entire sections missing completely and others severely damaged. Few attempts at repair were made after the war, and the structure was left exposed to nature.
The organisation of the new building is based on five linear volumes, of varying length and height, arranged along the western face of the existing building.