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

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

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

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

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

“Visionary buildings”

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

The design of the stamps incorporates a strong photography style to capture the unique shape of each of the buildings.

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

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

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