Multidisciplinary design practice Weiss/Manfredi has broken ground on the reimagined U.S. Embassy campus in New Delhi, India. Designed for the U.S. Department of State with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, the project aims to support the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with a new chancery building for the embassy. The project includes restoring Edward Durell Stone’s early modernist Chancery Building and remaking the 28-acre compound into a resilient campus. Following the first phase, the long-term master plan includes a new office building, a support annex, and a unifying landscape to create a secure campus in India. Inspired by India’s tradition of weaving together architecture and landscape, the team created a series of cast stone screens, canopies, reflecting pools, and garden walls to introduce a new campus design language.
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