The lush design of the Czech Republic's new embassy in the US was recently unveiled.

Czech architects Chalupa Architekti were recently awarded the contract to design the new Czech Embassy in Washington DC. The embassy is envisioned to have a unique natural setting with an extensive green roof and ample daylighting.

The architects explain about the embassy’s design:

Designing the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington poses the special challenge of how to represent the Czech Republic abroad. It does not attempt to show what we are like, but what we would like to be like, or how we wish to be seen to the world: open, confident, friendly, helpful, and respectful, considerate to Nature and the environment in general, firmly rooted in rich cultural traditions and with respect to democratic principles; and always ready to help. Our hope is that the new Embassy building will foster this understanding.

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