HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE, LEEDS
The new Henry Moore Institute occupies three converted nineteenth century wool merchants' offices in Leeds. The conversions had to strike a balance between the retention of existing structure and the particular needs of a sculpture institute. The four storey buildings naturally divide vertically to give galleries at upper ground floor served by storage and plantrooms at lower ground floor. This leaves the first floor as a study centre and the second floor for administration. The only new building is the main gallery space created by filling in the existing courtyard to Alexander Street. A bridge links the existing Leeds City Art Gallery to the new Institute at first floor level.
Facts and Figures
Building Contract: January 1992 - February 1994
Baumeister August 1993
Architects Journal September 1993
Architecture Today Issue No. 39 - June 1993
Architects Journal June 1993