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Celebrating the contemporary UK architecture. Ten special stamps released by Royal Mail

Celebrating the contemporary UK architecture. Ten special stamps released by Royal Mail
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StampNews.com is excited to let everyone know that Royal Mail has launched a new set of stamps to celebrate 10 iconic buildings that epitomize the recent ‘renaissance of contemporary architecture’.

The Landmark Buildings issue uses photography to capture the distinctive lines and shapes of these remarkable structures

The buildings that feature in the set are: London Aquatics Centre; 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; IWM North, Manchester and the Blavatnik Building – formerly Switch House, Tate Modern, London.

The past two decades has seen a surge in the construction of new public buildings in the UK.

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.

Some were initiated by central government, some by civic leaders of major cities, and others were the ideas of passionate individuals.

There has also been a renewal of confidence in British architecture led by world-famous architects including Dame Zaha Hadid, Lord Richard Rogers and Lord Norman Foster, along with a host of other talents.

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

All the buildings in the set have become famous landmarks for the local communities, regions and cities.

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