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THE NEW BRITISH EMBASSY MOSCOW

WORLDWIDE WINNER

Completed in 2000, the new British Embassy in Moscow was designed by Ahrends Burton & Koralek, and features a range of architectural ironmongery specified and supplied by Allgood Worldwide. Situated on the Smolenskaya Embankment of the Moscow river, the embassy comprises four linked buildings housing the Chancery, other offices, reception rooms, staff facilities and residential accommodation. Communal facilities provide opportunities for informal contact between departments. The architect uses different materials to give each space a distinctive character.

The base of the buildings is designed to tie the project into the existing context by the use of a massive, curved, yellow stone wall surmounted by a columned screen. The tops of the buildings are linked by a series of timber-screened terraces and coppercovered roofs, leading to the crowning curved roof over the offices.Materials and colours have been chosen for their modernity as well as having reference to Moscow traditions.Allgood Worldwide supplied ironmongery from its FSB range in a number of finishes, and also more general hardware.

Architect Ahrends, Burton & Koralek Architectural ironmonger Allgood Worldwide

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