Back in July of 2009 we were contacted by Max Fordham Consulting Engineers to help with the design of the finned tubes on the new Tate Modern designed by Herzog & De Meuron.
They were looking for a special solution to use at a very low temperature so a high output was essential and due to the special design of the building they only had a small space to fit the heating element into. Working with HDM we helped them fit the required number of tubes into the space and developed with them a special bracket to support 4 tubes in a small space.
After a number of delays and a lot of samples and paint finish discussions the final solution was chosen, manufactured and supplied through Mercury Engineering.
There are various solutions of singles, doubles and even quadruples all installed into a reveal in the bare concrete facade.
The new Tate Modern extension opened in June 2016.