Tate Modern’s new wing, the Blavatnik Building has created a new public space for visitors amidst London’s gentrification. In doing so, they engaged visitors to look at art as an experience, and not as an object.

As part of the development, Tate Modern included spaces for the performing arts, as well as the entire 5th floor for artists “to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life.”

With London being gentrified for the past several years, much of the city is now luxury homes and high end properties. Tate Modern relocation into an abandoned power station transformed how the city grew and where its residents traveled.

The area around Tate has now redeveloped, creating with it a new space for residents of the city to explore and enjoy. It has also become a model of how to re-envision abandoned spaces, something that many cities can model after.

Read the story on the New York Times.


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