Studio Gang to Design New US Embassy in Brasília

Studio Gang to Design New US Embassy in Brasília, National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky
National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky

Studio Gang Architects has been chosen by the Department of State to design the new US Embassy compound in Brasília Brazil's federal capital. Selected from a shortlist of six, the Jeanne Gang-led practice won the commission with their "strong and cohesive team approach with more than 20 years of collaborative experience executing projects with complex constraints at challenging sites," says the report. 

"The multi-building campus will be situated on the existing 4.8 hectares (12-acre) Chancery complex within the city’s 'Diplomatic Sector' near the seat of the Brazilian government. The project will rebuild the compound and includes: a Chancery, Marine Security Guard Residence, support facilities, perimeter security, and facilities for the Embassy community."

News via US Department of State

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Studio Gang to Design New US Embassy in Brasília" 08 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/783448/studio-gang-to-design-new-us-embassy-in-brasilia/>