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New British Embassy Warsaw

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Tony Fretton
 
location Warsaw
function embassy
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Set in its own grounds in an area of the city devoted to embassies, the new British Embassy has a serene and formal quality. Its long form is centralized by an attic in an elementally neo-classical way and underlined by the longer figures of the walls and railings enclosing the site. The building is explicit in its conservation of energy; its glass elevations function as the outer skin of a double façade, which provides substantial thermal insulation in winter and relieves heat in the summer. The outer layer, delineated by pale bronze aluminium mullions and mirror glass reflects the sky and trees of the surrounding gardens. The ground floor is reserved for public activities and features a large space for exhibition and events, and a café that opens onto the garden. Occupying the remainder of the ground floor is the area for Consular Section and UK Border Agency complete with a public waiting area accessed via its own entrance from a route through the grounds.

 

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New British Embassy Warsaw
Address
ul. Kawalerii 12
Poland
http://ukinpoland.fco.gov.uk/en/
Project is public!
Completion 2009
Floor area/size 4309 m2
ArchitectTony Fretton
Client UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Project ID 7265
Latitude/Longitude 52°13'02N 21°02'33E
Contributed by Claire_Curtice_Publicists
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