As part of the extension to the Tate Modern there was a requirement for doorsets with unusual characteristics.
The RC4 security rated doors were quite large at 3m x 3m which, combined with the need to clad the doors in the same material as the building, created potential certification issues.
Teckentrup was part of the team for the project and worked with the test houses through the design process to achieve a solution for the building.
“Teckentrup has been invited to provide the door solutions because of the solid reputation earnt on the Tate Modern project.”
– Jim Rodger, Managing Director
The level of quality and desired outcome were a constant reference point for Teckentrup and, although the number of doors was low, the outcome was product that met those high impact expectations and delivered on the exceptional reputation of the Architect.
Teckentrup understands the language of complex projects; how to design a solution for the building not just a door, but how to provide drawings in the right way, how to deliver the door, how to manage project timeframe shifts, how to work seamlessly within the contract process and provide product of certified and documented capability.
The Herzog team has since moved and is working as Herzog & de Meuron with TFP Farrells and Ove Arup & Partners HK on Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture, M+. Teckentrup has been invited to provide the door solutions because of the solid reputation earnt on the Tate Modern project.
Teckentrup were asked to help with a door solution part way through the building of Liverpool Street Station on the Crossrail Queen Elizabeth Line project.
In the background, Teckentrup doors ensure that neither fire nor smoke can majorly damage the hotel.
The newly built West Burton Gas Turbine Power Station was experiencing maintenance issues with its existing doors. Doors we’re not meeting lifespan expectations and failing at a high frequency.