The Foreign and Commonwealth Office were seeking an architect of the highest calibre to develop the concept and then work in collaboration with the Overall Project team during the delivery phase for the new ambassador's residence in Beijing.
The aim of this project was to design a modern Residence that provides a platform for the Ambassador to project Britain’s global influence.
Five teams were selected to progress to the next phase.
The five shortlisted teams are:
- Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Carmody Groarke
- Eric Parry Architects
- Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- The Manser practice
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to design the showcase for the UK in one of the world’s most important capitals. We are looking for a proposal that represents the UK’s leading role in architecture, and which can be considered as an impressive and significant building for decades to come, standing alongside the great British Ambassadorial Residences such as those in Paris and Washington.” Edward Hobart, Director of Estates & Security Directorate, FCO.