KieranTimberlake, a Philadelphia-based architecture firm, won the design competition for the new U.S. embassy in London. The design had to be modern, welcoming, timeless, safe and energy efficient. Needless to say, these lofty design objectives posed significant challenges for four final architectural firms which also included Morphosis Architects, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and Richard Meier & Partners. Located at Nine Elms, and near an urban park, the ground breaking for the all-new embassy building is slated for 2013 and should be completed in 2017.
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