The Tate Modern Project
Tate Modern is the most visited modern art gallery in the world with 5 million visitors annually. Herzog & de Meuron's extension is situated at the South West corner of the existing former power station. The building’s complex crumpled pyramid form comprises 11 levels and will stand 65 meters tall increasing current gallery space by 60%.
The facade is predominantly perforated brickwork which steps backwards by differing amounts to follow the angles and inclination of the façade, for which James & Taylor will supply all of the principal elements.
Our involvement in this iconic project on London’s Southbank was initiated by the Swiss architect. Working closely with this practice, and with Ramboll’s as Project Engineers, and Mace as Construction Managers the brickwork façade package was developed and refined.
A very considerable testing regime was carried out by James and Taylor to determine that this challenging brief could be effectively delivered. James & Taylor will supply almost 40000 No. bricks, 11500 No. corbel fabrications and more than 3 million dowel and elastomeric components.
This project will stand testament to fantastic design, combined with brilliant engineering, and we are proud to have been involved with this project.