Architecture July, 17 2012

Tate Modern London – The Tanks – Herzog & de Meuron

Tate Modern London this week unveil their newest space, The Tanks. Previously an unused, dark, industrial space, the galleries director Chris Dercon describes “following decades of inactivity, and an extensive period of redevelopment, the cavernous underground oil tanks of the former power station are transformed and returned to daily use.” The project was overseen by architects Herzog & de Meuron, and in a similar vein to the tunnel spaces around Waterloo, performances will be an up close experience for the audience. Expect a full programme of Dance, film, exhibitions and talks in this impressive new space.