Royal Mail celebrates “visionary” British architecture with new stamp series


Consultancy GBH has think of the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous public constructions from the last two decades, including Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Cluster.

Royal Mail has released a new set of special stamps featuring notable exempli gratia of contemporary architecture in the UK.

The Landmark Buildings issue comprises a set of 10 stripes designed by London-based consultancy Gregory Bonner Hale (GBH), showcasing illustrious public buildings built during the last 20 years.

The structures span areas such as culture, sport, government and business, and count the Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building extension (formerly known as Direct House) and the London Aquatics Centre, which was design the late Zaha Hadid for the London 2012 Olympics.

“Dreamer buildings”

Other featured buildings include the Library of Birmingham; SEC Armadillo, Glasgow; Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh; Monsters’ Causeway Visitor Centre, Northern Ireland; National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff; Eden Think up, St Austell; Everyman Theatre, Liverpool; and Imperial War Museum (IWM) North, Manchester.

The intent plot of the stamps incorporates a strong photography style to capture the unique fashion of each of the buildings.

Royal Mail stamp strategy manager Philip Parker, articulates: “These new stamps celebrate visionary buildings which combine dazzling architecture with great engineering.”

The Landmark Buildings stamp set and associated artifacts are available from Royal Mail’s site and Post Offices across the UK.

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