the royal mail, the UK’s national post service, has released a series of new stamps that celebrate some of the country’s most significant contemporary architecture. the ‘landmark buildings’ issue illustrates ten of britain’s most recognizable structures, including zaha hadid’s london aquatics centre and the mecanoo-designed library of birmingham. the projects have been chosen for the positive effect they have had on their local communities, regions, and cities.

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eden project, st austell by grimshaw

 

 

work by established british architects such as norman foster, richard rogers, and nicholas grimshaw is joined by younger practices like haworth tompkins and heneghan peng. meanwhile, projects from some of the leading names in global architecture are also included, with daniel libeskind, miralles and tagliabue, and herzog & de meuron completing the lineup. ‘these new stamps celebrate visionary buildings which combine stunning architecture with great engineering,’ explains philip parker, the royal mail’s stamp strategy manager.

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library of birmingham by mecanoo

 

 

‘a great many of these adventurous and innovative structures, serving culture, sport, government and business, have since become popular and integral parts of their local landscapes, often playing a part in regeneration,’ says the royal mail. the new stamps are available via the post office website, or throughout 7,000 post offices across the UK.

royal mail architecture stamps
london aquatics centre by zaha hadid architects

royal mail architecture stamps
switch house, tate modern, london by herzog & de meuron

royal mail architecture stamps
scottish parliament, edinburgh by enric miralles and benedetta tagliabue

royal mail architecture stamps
everyman theatre, liverpool by haworth tompkins

royal mail architecture stamps
national assembly for wales, cardiff by rogers stirk harbour + partners

royal mail architecture stamps
IWM north, manchester by daniel libeskind

royal mail architecture stamps
SEC armadillo, glasgow by foster + partners

royal mail architecture stamps
giant’s causeway visitor centre by heneghan peng architects

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  • There’s nothing “royal” about British Mail. Just another way the elite stick their names on everything to brand their illegal dominance over British laws.

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