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Hauser & Wirth gallery opens in Somerset

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French architect Laplace & Co has completed the conversion of a farm in Somerset into an art centre for international gallery Hauser & Wirth

The gallery in the village of Burton, is the latest art space opened by Hauser & Wirth, which runs galleries in London, Zurich and New York.

Laplace & Co has renovated the existing grade II-listed barns and added two purpose-built galleries to the cluster of farm buildings.


The public art centre also contains an archive, reading room, restaurant and landscaped garden designed by Piet Oudolf.

A solo exhibition of new sculptures by Phyllida Barlow opens to the public today (15 July 2014).

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Architect Laplace & Co
Interior design Laplace & Co
Conservation architect benjamin + beauchamp
Project management Jackson Coles
Quantity surveyor Jackson Coles
Landscape designer Piet Oudolf
Landscape design & implementation Petherick, Urquhart & Hunt
Main contractor Emery Bros Ltd
Planning consultant CgMs
Structural engineer Andrew Waring Associates
M&E engineer Peter Deer Associates
Ecologist Michael Woods Associates
Transport consultant Redwood Partnership
Contractor (farmhouse) Ellis & Co

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