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.


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.


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

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

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


23. April 2016 by harriet
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