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"Herzog & de Meuron at Bankside"
2000-05-12 until 2000-11-26
The first exhibition in Britain devoted to the work of Herzog & de Meuron, the Swiss-based
architects responsible for converting Bankside Power Station into Tate Modern.
Herzog & de Meuron's work is celebrated through an exciting new form of exhibition. Their
relationship with the building of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the original architect of Bankside
Power Station, is explored through a series of exhibition points in locations throughout the
Starting from a base camp at the entrance of Tate Modern, which displays a large scale
model of the building, visitors can embark on a journey of discovery and revelation as they
are led to the different locations. Each station is conceived and designed by Herzog & de
Meuron to reveal their ideas and creative processes and shows unexpected vistas and
perspectives, providing insights into the hidden anatomy of the building.
Herzog & de Meuron at Bankside supported by Deutsche Bank, The Sophie and Karl
Binding Foundation, Canton of Basel-Stadt, The Coordinating Commission for the
Presence of Switzerland Abroad, PRO HELVETIA, Arts Council of Switzerland
Model donated by Ricola Switzerland.