Monday, 9 July 2012

Herzog & de Meuron strike again at Tate Modern

Open today are the underground Tanks at Tate Modern,  the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to live art.
 ‘These underground chambers are simply extraordinary spaces.’ The Guardian
Three underground oil turbines, a remnant of the old power station, form the foundation of  new iconic building to be added to the south of the existing Tate Modern gallery. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, it will present a striking combination of the raw and the refined, found industrial spaces and twenty-first-century architecture. The building will rise 64.5 metres above ground in 11 levels. It will double the exhibition and display space in the gallery, integrate spaces for learning and engaging with art, and create new social spaces.

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