Lonely Planet says: One of London's most amazing attractions, this outstanding modern- and contemporary-art gallery is housed in the creatively revamped Bankside Power Station south of the Millennium Bridge. A spellbinding synthesis of modern art and capacious industrial brick design, Tate Modern has been extraordinarily successful in bringing challenging work to the masses. read more
Dezeen says: The London gallery, has become one of the city's most important cultural attractions since it opened in 2000… It features an exterior of latticed brickwork and folded surfaces, while its interior includes an assortment of overground and underground galleries, as well as a new roof terrace offering panoramic views of the city. read more
The Architectural Review says:  Now the world's most-visited museum of modern and contemporary art, no one could have predicted, when the remodelled Bankside Power Station first opened its doors 16 years ago, that visitor numbers would so rapidly reach five million per year – the institution itself expected two million. read more
Wallpaper says: It seems like yesterday that a star-studded shortlist of architects - including Tadao Ando, David Chipperfield, Rafael Moneo, Renzo Piano and OMA - produced winners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, a then relatively small and unknown firm, to mastermind the high profile old power station renovation in the mid-1990s. read more
Artnet says: It's a power building, this brown brick behemoth with its immense, skylit Turbine Hall, measuring 500 feet long and 115 feet high, that used to contain the massive alternators that generated electricity for the city of London. The 84 galleries are industrial strength, with thick walls and towering dimensions that work best for heavy-duty installation pieces. read more




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