Finally had a chance for a lunch-time wander over to the newly refurbished Tate Modern. Wow.
At 122 paces (I counted) behind our London office at the Omnicom complex at Bankside, we've got an extraordinary resource for creative inspiration, almost literally in our back garden, with everything experts recommend for unleashing a torrent of inspired thinking:
- open, airy space
- interesting architecture
- room to walk around
- scenic view
- lectures and seminars
- books and video
- and of course, loads and loads of art
There's even a bar. Have not tried the negroni.
I think we should make it a regular Friday thing.
Tate Modern's new spaces manage to be intimate, light and dark, old and new, all at the same time. The whole building has been dramatically reconfigured by architects Herzog & de Meuron, with the new Switch House - a £260 million, 10-storey structure - increasing the Tate's size by 60 per cent.