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David Chipperfield London Exhibition
Architecture Show at the Royal Academy, England, UK
5 Nov 2008
David Chipperfield Exhibition in London
‘David Chipperfield Architects: Two Projects’ at the Royal Academy, London
A brand new image of David Chipperfield Architects’ The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery project will be displayed in the Royal Academy’s Architecture Space from 7 November 2008 – 11 January 2009.
A single giant print will cover the entire exhibition wall.
On a second panel, plans, sections, and renderings of the project will be placed alongside those of the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate – another of David Chipperfield Architects’ current UK projects.
The Hepworth Wakefield will house a unique collection of original plasters and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, alongside a collection of major British and European artists, and a programme of ambitious large-scale contemporary art exhibitions. The new Turner Contemporary gallery will celebrate Margate’s association with the English painter JMW Turner, presenting both historic and contemporary exhibitions as well as a programme of educational and cultural events.
Both projects are designed partly in response to their proximity to water – The Hepworth Wakefield is on the banks of the River Calder, and the Turner Contemporary is on the North Kent coast. The designs also both reference the local vernacular – The Hepworth Wakefield’s conglomeration of differently sized trapezoidal blocks refers to the scale and rooflines of the surrounding industrial buildings, while the Turner Contemporary’s six identical volumes with mono-pitched roofs invoke a traditional coastal silhouette.
The exhibition will run from the 7 Nov 2008 – 11 Jan 2009
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD
www.royalacademy.org.uk / 020 7300 8000
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10-6 and late night Friday until 10pm.
Admission is free to the Architecture Space
Royal Academy of Arts Architecture Exhibition information from David Chipperfield Architects 051108
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition : Andrea Palladio
Royal Academy Sackler Galleries architects : Foster Associates
Location:Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, UK