Museums seek lottery windfall

Two major museums have finalised design plans and are applying for National Lottery cash. – The Tate Gallery has announced that Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have won an international competition to design a Museum of Modern Art at

Two major museums have finalised design plans and are applying for National Lottery cash.

The Tate Gallery has announced that Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have won an international competition to design a Museum of Modern Art at the former Bankside power station in Southwark, south London. A bid is being submitted to the Millennium Fund.

The Tate chose Herzog and de Meuron over 140 submissions, including Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano and David Chipperfield, which were also finalists. Plans for Bankside include a roof restoration and new entrance.

And exhibition specialist Jasper Jacob will be working with Building Design Partnership on interiors for the National Maritime Museum, which is applying for ú8m Heritage Lottery funding.

The Greenwich museum’s redesign will cost an estimated ú15m, and completion is planned for 1998. BDP was appointed in 1991, and the museum received planning permission in 1994 (DW 25 March 1994). Jacob was approached in December by the National Maritime Museum.

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