Tate Gallery of Modern Art: Selecting an Architect

21 February - 26 March 1995

  • Visualisation of completed scheme, courtesy Herzog & de Meuron
  • During construction

150 practices responded to the Tate's architectural competition for a new gallery at Bankside. Thirteen firms were shortlisted and invited to prepare schemes, and following their proposals, six were asked to develop their ideas further. The Architecture Foundation worked with Tate to develop an exhibition showcasing all thirteen schemes, including work by Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, Rafael Moneo, David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, and the winners, Herzog de Meuron. With more than 40,000 people attending, this exhibition formed the basis of a public survey on the Bankside project.

Herzog de Meuron

Rafael Moneo
David Chipperfield
Herzog de Meuron
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Rem Koolhaas/OMA 

Alsop & Stormer
Arata Isozaki & Associates
Future Systems
Michael Hopkins & Partners
Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners
Rafael Moneo
Rick Mather Architects
Rolfe Judd/Claudio Silvestrin.


In partnership with

Tate Gallery

Exhibition sponsored by

Ernst & Young