Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

The competition for the Gardener's Workshop at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield was opened in May 2017. Cunniff Design were asked to submit proposals to create a multi-use space combined with a gardener's workshop as part of the new Riverside Garden project which sits to the west of the main museum.

Our design involved 'lifting' up the landscape ground and creating an earth-sheltered 'cabin' containing the functions required, whilst becoming part of the landscape itself. In this way it would not impact on the planting or activity within the new garden but would add to the activity and functional requirements of the space.