Ben Duckworth will be presenting the public lecture:
Transforming Tate Modern
This will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, 15th June 2011, Level 4, Room 407 – Faculty of DAB (Building 6), 702 – 730 Harris St, Broadway 2007
The Tate Modern project is the extension & expansion of the world’s most visited museum of modern art, Tate Modern. It continues the conversion of the Bankside Power Station into spaces for art and public use by taking the remaining derelict areas of the existing building, the Switch House and the Oil Tanks, as the foundation for a new building. This new building doubles the current gallery space but perhaps more importantly adds new types and varieties of spaces not just for art but for social and learning activities. The project aims to add a new piece to the existing that clearly is different, but still connected and integral to the whole. A piece that completes Tate Modern.
Ben Duckworth is an associate with Herzog & de Meuron. He studied architecture at the University of Tasmania from 1993-1997 and collaborated with Morris-Nunn & Associates (now Circa Architects) in Hobart, followed by innovarchi and then FJMT in Sydney before joining Herzog & de Meuron in 2003. At Herzog & de Meuron, Ben, is responsible for the operations of the London office and projects including the Tate Modern Project, the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art and the Lords Cricket Ground Masterplan.