Tate modern


This is a good piece of architecture combined with the skills of great design. If you was to sum up Tate modern in one solid form this is a perfect representative for it and i am excited to see the finished effect.

“Southwark’s planning committee approved the ambitious scheme on Tuesday night despite an eleventh-hour objection from IPC Media, the publishing firm moving into the Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street.

The 76-metre, 12-storey extension will be built at the south-west corner of the former Bankside Power Station. The extension has been designed by Herzog and de Meuron, the same architects responsible for the award-winning transformation of Giles Gilbert Scott’s power station into Tate Modern.

As well as providing significant new gallery space for the display of works from Tate’s collection, it will boast education facilities, two shops and six catering outlets.

Tate says that it needs the extension because of the huge success of the art gallery since it opened at Bankside in 2000. Tate Modern was designed to handle 1.8 million visitors a year but last year received 4.9 million visitors, causing overcrowding and putting a strain on visitor facilities.”

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I am currently doing my Masters in interior design, this blog is to reflect and inspire my progress through out my time on the course. View all posts by hannahruthkellett

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