Photograph by Iwan Baan




London's Tate Modern – one of the city's most important cultural attractions – is Britain's national gallery of international modern art. The institution forms part of the Tate group, which itself is made up of three other galleries across the UK.

This year Tate Modern was regularly in the news as its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed extension neared completion in June 2016. The extension – comprising a 64.5-metre-high tower with faceted surfaces, textured brickwork and an elevated terrace – proved to be an instant hit with Instagram users, who posted numerous images as construction entered its final stages.

Our post that collected these photographs together and news that British design legend Peter Saville had designed the enlarged gallery's new graphic identity propelled it to first place in our institution Hot List, and number 44 overall.

Top posts:

1. Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern extension nears completion

2. Tate Modern releases first images of Herzog & de Meuron's Switch House extension

3. Peter Saville colour-codes London's Tate Modern ahead of extension opening

4. Uxus designs "permanently temporary" gift shop for Herzog & de Meuron's extended Tate Modern

5. Fleet of robots by The Workers allow the public to explore galleries by night