Aerial rendering of new US embassy: view looking south-east
New images revealed of building at Nine Elms
Philadelphia-based architect Kieran Timberlake has submitted plans for the new US embassy at Nine Elms to Wandsworth Council.
The application details the proposals for the south London site, including three separate pavilion buildings housing check points for visitors and staff.
“Designed as “pavilions in the garden,” these buildings are intended to interface with and create transition between the adjacent public realm and the controlled portions of the embassy grounds,” said the design and access statement.
These will sit in a landscape taking the form of an open-ended spiral with the main entrance located on the site’s eastern boundary, prefaced by a courtyard paved with Cornish granite.
The application also outlines how art will be integrated into the building at two key locations. A “large scale work of art” will feature as a permanent installation face out to Nine Elms Lane and at the core of the building will be a “luminous art wall”, wrapping the perimeter.
Kieran Timberlake beat competition from Morphosis, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Richard Meir & Partners to win the job in February 2010.
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