Civic Buildings

West elevation

TATE MODERN

The new extension to the Tate Modern Gallery designed by Herzog & de Meuron will be one of the most important civic buildings comissioned in London in many years.

The agenda is to bring contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible and due to  its overwhelming popularity, the gallery has had to be extended to provide more gallery space and broaden the ways in which art can be experienced.

The building is an amazing urban addition that provides a route from the river down through the inner depths of the old power station and up to an elevated public space where the great historical momuments of the city can be seen across the river.

Watch the building in construction

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