Tate Modern

London, SE1

The Tate Modern Project is an iconic Herzog & de Meuron designed extension to the original Tate Modern. The Project was a 76m high, 11 storey structure. It was visualised as ’an honest building in its tectonic state’ by the Architect and this is epitomised by the use of undecorated concrete faces throughout.

It provides 23, 400 square metres of mixed-use space and incorporates large sections of the existing Tate Modern gallery. Over 50% of the building was supplied in precast concrete. The majority of the internal structure, both vertically and horizontally, is exposed concrete.

Over 50% of the building was supplied in precast concrete.

The building is traversed internally by a series of elaborate and complex, fair faced concrete feature staircases.

The main cores were constructed with fully automatic hydraulic jump-formed systems, primarily chosen to achieve the high quality concrete finish.

The structure is a grid of in situ composite beams connected back to the core and to a perimeter structural grid frame. The floor slabs are formed from Omnia


London, SE1


Herzog & de Meuren

Main Contractor


Southmead Hospital