Selldorf Architects created a new 20,000 sf gallery for Hauser & Wirth in London. Located on Savile Row, the design is composed of two distinct column-free exhibition spaces and a separate level for private viewing rooms and administrative functions.
The main exhibitions spaces are distinguished in character and feel by their contrasting scales and material palettes. The north gallery’s soaring proportions and concrete floors are suited to the display of large sculpture, while the south gallery’s small scale, wood flooring, and a laylight create the intimacy required for viewing works on paper and smaller installations. Both spaces offer the calm and focus required to contemplate works by modern and contemporary masters.
(Photography credits: Peter Mallet, Alex Dalfanne)