There’s a ton of great memories from my visit to London 4 years ago. One of which was our visit to the Tate Modern. It’s an enormous museum dedicated to modern and postmodern art, great art at that as well. It’s not your typical clich
collection of Andy Warhols.
I was shocked to see that they’re planning on building an extension to the Museum. The Tate Modern is in a refurbed factory building. They left half of the building empty with plans to fill it later. The second half can be easily viewed from any floor of the museum. It’s a simplistically brilliantly designed space and perhaps that’s why they decided to build an addition rather than fill that great open space.
More photos of the extension, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, can be seen at dezeen.net. Herzog & de Meuron also designed the National Stadium, aka Bird’s Nest, in Beijing.
tons and tons of detailed info including architectural drawings here in pdf form