Tate Modern 2

World architecture... what's happening generally....

Tate Modern 2

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:18 am

the architectural walnut whip

If built, this will be amazing.....




Tate Modern Tate 2: Herzog and de Meuron go gothic.
Text © Hugh Pearman, images ©Tate Gallery/Herzog and de Meuron.

If Tate Modern, the contemporary art museum opened in 2000, is a bilaterally-split classical composition, then the design for Tate Modern 2 by the same architects, Herzog and de Meuron, erupts into joyous asymmetrical gothic. Freed from the formal geometry of Giles Gilbert Scott's mid 20th century power station with its central tower, the Swiss architects - 11 years on from their original commission and now a great deal more internationally famous - have decided to have fun.

http://www.hughpearman.com/2006/25.html
User avatar
Paul Clerkin
Old Master
 
Posts: 5418
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 1999 1:00 am
Location: Monaghan

Re: Tate Modern 2

Postby phil » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:58 am

Thanks for posting that Paul. It will certainly change that entire area. It is amazing to walk to the south of the Tate Modern at present, as it is like going into another world compared to the Thames side. I wonder what the planners in Southwark will think of i?. They have been trying to make a mark in recent years through architectural innovation. Some examples of this are the converstion of Tate Modern itself, The Will Alsop designed Palestra office building on Blackfriars road, Peckham Library, Allies & Morrison's Bankside 123 and their own offices across the road at 85 Southwark Street. I just wonder if anything that is seen to detract from the view of the Tate Chimney will be looked upon unfavourably by the planners now that it has established itself as such an icon for this part of London?

http://www.palestra-london.com/index2.html

http://www.bankside123.co.uk/

http://www.alliesandmorrison.co.uk/
phil
Old Master
 
Posts: 1467
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 12:32 pm

Re: Tate Modern 2

Postby what? » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:12 pm

that building is monstrosity. H&deM have really gone to the dogs over the past 5 years. such a shame they've spread themselves far too thin if you ask me. but at least we have their early buildings.
what?
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:18 pm
Location: Dublin

Re: Tate Modern 2

Postby paul h » Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:32 am

ireally like it, london seems to be really happening, a lot of exciting projects

but it reminds me of this!!!!
[ATTACH]2605[/ATTACH]
Attachments
freitag1.jpg
freitag1.jpg (72.5 KiB) Viewed 2028 times
paul h
Member
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:52 am
Location: Dublin

Re: Tate Modern 2

Postby am_i_wry » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:34 pm

It appears to abandon all the principles of their earlier work as embodied in the original Tate Modern. Rather than being a considered and rational response its another 'look at me!!!!!' icon that could be anywhere. Poor show.
am_i_wry
Member
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:32 pm

Re: Tate Modern 2

Postby wolfie » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:08 pm

am_i_wry wrote:It appears to abandon all the principles of their earlier work as embodied in the original Tate Modern. Rather than being a considered and rational response its another 'look at me!!!!!' icon that could be anywhere. Poor show.

Well done to H&dM for getting into icons just when everyone else was getting out of them.
wolfie
Member
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:50 am


Return to World Architecture