British Embassy, Manila

Manila, Philippines
UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Project 2004 – 2009

The Embassy is a low rise building in a garden setting.  It is a composition of four elements: two juxtaposed burnished metal blocks, one canted against the other, a stone block and a plane of greenery forming the entrance canopy.

The contrast between these simple abstract forms and the generosity of the enveloping landscape, give the building a welcome but powerful presence.

Designed to project an image of modern Britain, the Embassy building combines innovative architecture and environmentally sensitive design with the modern-day needs of security.