Transforming Tate Modern
Architects, Herzog & de Meuron have been working for the last 2 years on,'Transforming Tate Modern' - a project to develop the Tate Modern site and surrounding areas.
The pyramid-style extension will add over 5000m2 of extra gallery space, creating flexible exhibition spaces that will open into a large, column-free space to accommodate large-scale sculpture, seminar & learning space and areas of contemporary visual culture.
The development will also utilise the redundant oil tanks of the former Power Station by creating a unique environment for performance art, film and multi-media works.
Work will start mid 2009 and completion is scheduled in time for the 2012 London Olympics. I hope it's worth the wait! Tate Modern is one of my favourite London buildings and this development is going to make it even more spectacular.
Images copyright Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron. From Tate Modern website.