KieranTimberlake has won the prestigious project to design the new US Embassy in London.
The Philadelphia-based practice was selected ahead of three Pritzker-Prize winners - Richard Meier (Richard Meier & Partners), Tom Mayne (Morphosis Architects) and IM Pei (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.’
I cannot imagine surroundings it would fit well with.