The UK’s Best Contemporary Architecture Celebrated in New Stamp Series


Courtesy of Royal Mail

Courtesy of Royal Mail

The UK’s postals service company, the Royal Mail, has launched a new special stamp series celebrating 10 buildings “that represent the renaissance of contemporary architecture in the UK of recent years,” including Zaha Hadid Architects’ London Aquatics Center, Herzog & de Meuron’s Switch House addition to the Tate Modern and Mecanoo’s Birmingham Library.

“The past two decades has seen a surge in the construction of new public buildings in the UK,” explain the Royal Mail in a press release. “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.” 

Philip Parker, Stamp Strategy Manager, Royal Mail, added: “These new stamps celebrate visionary buildings which combine stunning architecture with great engineering.”

Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron


Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

The Eden Project / Grimshaw Architects


The Eden Project / Grimshaw Architects. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

The Eden Project / Grimshaw Architects. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Everyman Theatre / Haworth Tompkins


Everyman Theatre / Haworth Tompkins. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Everyman Theatre / Haworth Tompkins. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Giants Causeway Visitor Centre / Heneghan & Peng Architects


Giants Causeway Visitor Centre / Heneghan & Peng Architects. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Giants Causeway Visitor Centre / Heneghan & Peng Architects. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Imperial War Museum North / Studio Libeskind


Imperial War Museum North / Studio Libeskind. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Imperial War Museum North / Studio Libeskind. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo


Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

London Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics / Zaha Hadid Architects


London Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

London Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

National Assembly for Wales / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners


National Assembly for Wales / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

National Assembly for Wales / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Scottish Parliament Building / EMBT


Scottish Parliament Building / EMBT. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Scottish Parliament Building / EMBT. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

SEC Armadillo / Foster + Partners


SEC Armadillo / Foster + Partners. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

SEC Armadillo / Foster + Partners. Image Courtesy of Royal Mail

Learn more about the new stamp collection, here.

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