Friday, August 21, 2009

Exterior View of Tate Modern

Exterior View of Tate Modern

A perforated engineering brick facade will now allow the concrete-frame building to glow at night, with terraces overlooking the City, according to the designs revealed by Jacques Herzog and Tate director Nicholas Serota.

The scheme, which will add 21,500sq m to the existing 35,000m space, has been reduced from 70m to 65m high across 11 levels with protruding “boxes” removed and a rooftop balcony added, echoing the top of Tate Modern's chimney.

Elsewhere the facade is punctured with horizontal “floor-high” window slots, with other large rectangular holes further exposing the concrete.

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