De Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) has been appointed to work on the feasibility of a project to create a Mobile Tate. The architects will provide advice on the design for the preliminary stages of the project and will support the feasibility study through to its completion.
The aim of the project is to extend Tate’s work outside its four galleries and create a new space for art in locations across the UK that will engage people – particularly young people – who do not usually visit galleries and museums.
The study for a Mobile Tate forms part of Tate’s new national strategy that will be developed as a major cultural programme for the UK, starting in 2008.
Tate Director, Nicholas Serota, said: “The idea of a Mobile Tate attracted an international field of architects and drew a range of interesting and imaginative proposals. dRMM stood out for the open, thoughtful and practical response they took to the initial brief. We look forward to working with them through this first stage of the project.”
Sadie Morgan, co-director or dRMM said: “As architects, dRMM take pride in carrying out work that is innovative, high quality and socially useful. The combination of Tate’s ambitious cultural programme, and dRMM’s long-term interest in portable and prefabricated architecture offers an exciting prospect for this project. We are delighted to have been selected to work with the Tate to develop a Mobile Tate.”