the architectural walnut whip
If built, this will be amazing.....
Tate Modern Tate 2: Herzog and de Meuron go gothic.
Text Â© Hugh Pearman, images Â©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.