Following the appointment by Qatari Diar, David Chipperfield Architects are currently working on the redevelopment of Eero Saarinen’s US Embassy building on Grosvenor Square in London. The Grade II listed structure was completed in 1960 and is Saarinen’s only UK project. With the US Embassy planning to vacate the building, design work has started on a new mixed-use scheme including a hotel, retail and event space. A public consultation exhibition took place last month.
The redevelopment aims to strengthen the existing design qualities and allow the civic-scaled building to play a more active public role in Mayfair.
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