The Whitworth Art Gallery
Haworth Tompkins were shortlisted in an RIBA run competition to look at design options to remodel and refurbish the existing Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and design a new extension that reconnected the Gallery and its collection to the surrounding Whitworth Park. The project sought to reconcile light, art, architecture and landscape. An extension was proposed to create a second formal facade to the Gallery. The form allowed the entrance to be in the centre of the plan rather than at one end, avoided deep internal spaces and provided the maximum perimeter for connection and views to the park.

Contract Details

The Whitworth Art Gallery

Address: Whitworth Park, Manchester
Completion Date: Competition Shortlist 2009
Construction Cost: £6M
Client: The Whitworth Art Gallery
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers LLP
Landscape Architect: Kristine Jensen
Service Engineer: Max Fordham LLP
Sustainability Advisor: Exploration Architecture
Cost Consultant: Bristow Johnson & Partners
Construction Logistics: Mace