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.