Hepworth Gallery Wakefield was designed by architect David Chipperfield primarily to house the Hepworth collection, it opened in 2011. Chipperfield won an architectural design competition organised by RIBA. His design is outstanding and was shortlisted for the Stirling prize in 2012.
Chipperfield has produced a stunning new build, using local materials, modern - yet reflective of and in keeping with its environment.
The building lures you in across an elegant bridge. Then you are presented with ten trapezoidal blocks, each housing galleries, auditoriums, cafe's and other visitor facilities. The brutalist design may not be universally popular but for Chisel & Mouse this building is one of the highlights of British architecture in last decade.
We were delighted to be approached by the gallery to produce this sculpture, it is smaller than the majority of our collection but its distinctive style means that it remains imposing.
Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Address Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 5AW, England.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, metal etching|
|LOCATION||Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England|
|DIMENSIONS||3in high, 6.5in wide, 1.5in deep & 1lb approximately.||TAGS||Hepworth Gallery Wakefield model. Architectural sculpture. Miniature building. ArchiModel, Cool, stylish modern bookends. Wall art inspired by architecture. gift for an architect, present for an architect, architect gift, architect present, architectural gift, architectural present,. David Chipperfield model, Brutalist architectural sculpture, Plaster, metal etching model building. Buy direct from the maker. Handmade in Britain.|
|AGS from UK|
January 19 2021
Superb service, well packaged and beautifully crafted. Truly unique and a joy to look at - thank you.
|Emilia from Bologna, Italy|
December 25 2020
The model of Venice was a wonderful Christmas present from my dad. It is an high quality product, packaged with care, I love it!
|Sahra from Denmark|
December 24 2020
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|Simon from Sussex|
December 10 2020
The model is lovely. We're really pleased with it. It's actually the second of your Soane models we've bought: they're definitely worthy of the museum itself!
|Tono Pasqual del Riquelme from EspaÃ±a|
December 04 2020
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|Niko from Norwich, UK|
December 04 2020
Extremely pleased with the model - superb quality and detail. Loved the personal touch, and the careful packaging. I'll have to look into starting a collection!
|Duncan from Uk|
December 04 2020
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|Rob from Berlin |
November 30 2020
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