The Tate Modern Project

January 2009 – December 2016

A new development project to the south of the existing building which will transform Tate Modern.

An architectural concept view of the new Tate Modern building at dusk

View from the South at dusk

© Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron

This new development will transform Tate Modern. An iconic new building will be added at the south of the existing gallery. It will create more spaces for displaying the collection, performance and installation art and learning, all allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art, as well as creating more social spaces for visitors to unwind and relax in the gallery.

A new vision for Tate Modern

The vision of the new building is to redefine the museum for the twenty first century, integrating learning, display and social functions.

Project Information

Project type
Building project


This new development will transform Tate Modern. It will redefine the museum for the twenty first century, placing artists and ...


The new building will sit to the south of Tate Modern. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, it will rise ...

Art: Gallery spaces

There will be three new floors of flexible gallery spaces, enabling 60% more artworks from the Collection to go on display.

Performance and installation spaces

The three oil tanks at the foundation of the new building will become a unique setting for artists' installations and ...

Learning spaces

A new range of facilities will place learning at the heart of the new Tate Modern, reflecting Tate's commitment ...

Tate Modern community past projects

Tate Local aims to work with community groups and individuals living in Southwark and Lambeth to offer opportunities to be ...

Social spaces

There will be different and exceptional places to meet and unwind at Tate Modern. Visitors will be able to enjoy ...

Today: On site today

Find out what is happening at The Tate Modern Project construction site

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