By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Herzog & de Meuron set for second Tate thumbs up

Herzog & de Meuron’s revised proposals for a 22,494m² extension to the Tate Modern look set to be approved by Southwark Council next Tuesday

Planning officers have recommended the green light for the £215 million addition to Giles Gilbert Scott’s former Bankside Power Station south of the Thames which features a brick lattice facade.

The Swiss practice had previously won consent for a ‘misshapen’ glass pyramid on the site in March 2007.

However while arguments continued over the S106 agreement - eventually signed in December 2008 - the Gallery decided to revisit the designs in a bid to retain the three, huge underground oil tanks which would have been replaced by an auditorium under the original plans.

The planners have described the new scheme as ‘an extraordinary and unique addition to London’s townscape’ adding ‘its height and appearance will make this a prominent new landmark building which may invite comparison with the glass faced building previously approved.’

CABE were also enthusiastic about the project saying the scheme was a ‘significant improvement’ on the original design.

Click here for CABE’s full report.



Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related images

Related Files

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters