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
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
Deputy Director reported that CABE and GLA are both supportive of the
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.