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Hauser & Wirth to Open Somerset Branch

hauser wirth somerset durslade farm 3 photograph by aaron schuman 2 Hauser & Wirth to Open Somerset Branch

The future home of Hauser & Wirth Somerset. (Aaron Schuman/Country Calling)

Hauser & Wirth recently submitted plans to build a major cultural center in Somerset, England, the same county where the gallery’s married co-owners, Manuela Hauser and Iwan Wirth, live with their family.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset will remodel an old farm and consist of five gallery spaces, “an education centre, the restored farmhouse hosting artists in residence, a restaurant, café and bookshop,” writes website Country Calling. “H&WS plans a wide range of cultural events – music and poetry nights, outdoor film screenings, book readings.”

More from that site:

H&WS is based on a beautiful listed model farm on the outskirts of Bruton and the new complex will be a carefully considered blend of old and new, with the historic but derelict old buildings being painstakingly restored.

The famous Dutch landscape gardener Piet Oudolf – the man behind the Olympic gardens and the new pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery – is designing a two acre meadow garden and an inner courtyard which connects the old and new buildings. He is known for creating spectacular swathes of colour in perennials.

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