Tate Modern extension - brick not glass

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Wednesday 28 January 2009 10.02pm
Nihil_Dicit wrote:
Do you happen to know what the "tall blocks" are called?
It's called Project Bankside.

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Wednesday 28 January 2009 10.15pm
Tuesday 10 March 2009 11.52am
The Mayor has given his initial comments on the proposal - see here.

He and his officers have called for development of the design "to address the weaknesses relating to the provision of an active frontage to Holland Street and detailing the junction between the new and existing building on the western facade".

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Tuesday 10 March 2009 8.11pm
Thanks for posting that link, James. The mayor's report (rather good, I thought) reinforces my earlier fears that the architects still haven't thought enough about how people are supposed to get around inside the building, particularly between floors. This is something they got badly wrong in converting the power station. Paras 38 and 47-51 explain the problems - let's hope the final design takes these points on board.
Saturday 21 March 2009 11.44am
From the minutes of the January meeting of Tate trustees (just published):

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Harry Gugger and Ben Duckworth of Herzog & de Meuron joined the meeting.
a. The Director reported that Tate's application for planning permission had
been submitted on 9 January 2009, and a decision was expected by the end
of March 2009. It was noted that a small number of items remained to be
resolved, but that they are internal and do not affect planning permission.

b. Harry Gugger presented the latest designs for Transforming Tate Modern. A
further reduction in the building's energy consumption was reported, resulting
in 54% lower energy usage and a 44% lower carbon emissions than current
building regulations. The plans for each floor of the new building, and initial
thoughts on the West, East and South landscapes, were shared with Trustees.
It was noted that the West landscape will be developed in consultation with
local residents, as part of the acquisition of the 44 Hopton Street site. The
Deputy Director reported that CABE and GLA are both supportive of the
scheme.

Franck Petitgas joined the meeting.

c. It was noted that the detailed treatment of gallery floors, ceilings and lighting
would be considered in the next phase of work. Trustees also discussed the
expected form of the building and landscape for 2012.

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Tuesday 24 March 2009 3.23pm
This is going to planning committee next Tuesday.

Officers' report:
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/uploads/file_41418.pdf

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Wednesday 1 April 2009 4.14pm
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