KieranTimberlake wins US Embassy project
[EXCLUSIVE IMAGES + PLANS] KieranTimberlake has won the prestigious project to design the new US Embassy in London
The Philadelphia-based practice was selected ahead of two Pritzker-Prize winners - Richard Meier (Richard Meier & Partners) and Tom Mayne (Morphosis Architects) - plus Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The firm’s ‘environmentally friendly’ scheme will be built in Nine Elms close to Battersea Power station.
US Ambassador Louis Susman said: ‘We feel the design concept put forward by Kieran Timberlake best meets the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, secure and efficient embassy for the 21st Century. It was also the most environmentally friendly of the four projects.’
The hunt for an architect to design the new embassy building - allegedly worth £325 million - was launched in November 2008. The US Embassy is to move south of the River Thames from its Eero Saarinen-designed building in Grosvenor Square (pictured below) which it has now sold to Qatari Diar.
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