Tate Extension | Harriet Eldred

Tate Extension

Every time I head to Allies and Morrison’s offices in Southwark I walk past the new extension which is being built for the Tate Modern on London’s Southbank. With its slightly peculiar shape and large amount of concrete walls, at first I wondered whether it might be a disappointment for what has become the most visited art museum in the UK.

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But as it’s grown it’s turned into a real winner, in my eyes at least. The cladding is modern, yet blends in perfectly with the existing; it appears solid, yet provides an immense amount of light for the gallery space contained within; and it different, intriguing and special, without detracting at all from the surroundings, or the many exhibitions which will be contained within it over then next few decades.

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Image courtesy of http://www.bocadolobo.com/

Image courtesy of http://www.bocadolobo.com/

I’m not quite sure about the corner detail though….

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23. April 2016 by harriet
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