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* Architecture: The Tanks at Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Architecture: The Tanks at Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron: “..Architects Herzog & de Meuron have uncovered three underground concrete tanks at the Tate Modern gallery in London to create new spaces for art and performance, which open this week..The huge industrial cylinders previously held oil that fuelled the turbines of the former power station, but have lain empty since the building was decommissioned in 1981 and later converted into a gallery..The eastern tank reopens with an exhibition of light and movie projection by Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim, while the southern tank is hosting an ongoing programme of performance art and the western tank has been subdivided into dressing rooms and other ancillary spaces..Glass doors lead visitors through from the turbine hall into the cylinders, where the raw concrete structure is left exposed..The Tanks are the first phase in the construction of a new wing at the gallery, scheduled to complete in 2016..Herzog & de Meuron also collaborated with Ai Weiwei on the design of the Serpentine Gallery, which is currently open in London’s Kensington Gardens..”

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image: Tate Photography; article: Dezeen

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