The new Embassy of the United States of America 33 Nine Elms Lane, London, Great Britain 15th January 2018
The new Embassy of the United States of America
33 Nine Elms Lane, London, Great Britain
15th January 2018
The United States has built a new Embassy in London In 2008 they announced the purchase of the site in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth, and set out to produce a modern, welcoming, safe and energy efficient embassy for the 21st century.
Regarding the move, Ambassador Robert Tuttle, who led the search for a new site, said: “We looked at all our options, including renovation of our current building on Grosvenor Square. In the end, we realized that the goal of a modern, secure and environmentally sustainable Embassy could best be met by constructing a new facility.”
The design was opened up to competition to ensure the new facility reflects the best of modern design, incorporates the latest in energy-efficient building techniques, and celebrates the values of freedom and democracy.
When announcing the winning design by Philadelphia-based architects KieranTimberlake, Ambassador Susman said “We hope to contribute to the architectural heritage and future history of this great city. We will be, now and in the future, a vital contributor and a good citizen in the community of our new home.”
Photograph by Elliott Franks