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Tate Modern’s Energy Efficient Redesign by Herzog & de Meuron
Posted By Ali Kriscenski On July 23, 2008 @ 5:08 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
Herzog & de Meuron set about designing the Tate Modern Extension  in 2006 with a modern, glass-filled aesthetic that contrasted the museum building’s origins as a former power station. A recently unveiled redesign of the addition has brought a pyramid shaped brick structure to this anchor point of the museum. The new program not only fits the museum’s needs better, it is poised to set a new standard for sustainability in the UK.
The 2008 redesign uses industrial features from the old power station  as a base for the addition, mainly old oil tanks which will become unique gallery spaces. The brick scheme also allows for a more consistent aesthetic between the old building and the extension. The changes reflect a more integrated appearance, but will also allow a significant reduction in energy use.
Herzog & de Meuron’s new design for the Tate Modern Extension will bring about a 40% savings in energy and cut carbon emissions by 35% more than regulated standards. The efficiency will be a result of heat recapture systems and passive design principles .
The project is slated for completion by 2012, with £70 million in funding in place from the government, London Development Agency  and private donations.
+ Tate Modern 
Via World Architecture News 
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 Tate Modern Extension: http://www.tate.org.uk/
 old power station: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/23/coal-fired-power-plant-turned-eco-dome-in-london/
 passive design principles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/18/passive-architecture/
 London Development Agency: http://www.lda.gov.uk/
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