Library of Birmingham opgenomen in serie Landmark Buildings van Royal Mail

In Engeland heeft de Royal Mail een serie postzegels uitgebracht met ‘Landmark Buildings’. De inmiddels wereldberoemde Library of Birmingham, ontworpen door de Nederlandse architecte Francine Houben, is ook afgebeeld op een van de 10 zegels.

Celebrate the nation’s contemporary architecture with this Special issue of 10 stamps that feature some of the finest public buildings erected in the last 20 years.

The buildings that feature in the set are: Library of Birmingham; London Aquatics Centre; 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

De nieuwe Library of Birmingham opende op 3 september 2013 (zie meer).

Francine Houben, van buro Mecanoo, reageerde:

“Our dream was to create a People’s Palace: inviting, welcoming, and inspiring for all ages and backgrounds. Where visitors embark on a journey of discovery, moving from one floor to the next through a sequence of rotundas. The repeating circles of the facade create a continuously changing world of light, shadows and reflections inside the building. To have a building on a UK stamp is a great honour for a Dutch architect.”

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