Tate Modern’s new extension dazzles critics

Tate Modern’s new ‘Switch House’ extension to its South Bank site has dazzled critics ahead of its public opening on Friday (17 June).

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the architects responsible for developing the Bankside Power Station into Tate Modern in 2000, the 10-storey pyramid-like tower forms part of a £260 million transformation of the museum. It was made possible by donations from private donors, foundations, Southwark Council, the Greater London Authority and the government in what has been described as “one of the largest cultural fundraising campaigns ever launched”.  Continue reading