It was founded in 2006 as a place where art can be created and appreciated in the open air. The first visitors that year saw a series of open-ended concrete “viewfinder” cubes, large enough to walk through, by the Norwegian design practice Snøhetta. Since then, many other artists and architects have been commissioned to make works or take up residencies on the hilly, 15-hectare site. Some pieces are temporary, others permanent. An 18-metre tall concrete tower by the artist Antony Gormley and the architect David Chipperfield stands in a wooded glade, its three cuboid sections stacked up experimentally.
by Antony Gormley and David Chipperfield, 2008