Royal Mail gives Britain's modern architecture its stamp of approval

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-14 20:06:33|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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LONDON, July 14 (Xinhua) -- A series of postage stamps celebrating contemporary architecture in Britain was issued by the Royal Mail Friday.

The 10 stamps celebrate a number of iconic buildings, including Tate Modern in London, the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh and the London Aquatic Center.

All of the featured buildings have become famous landmarks in towns and cities across Britain.

Royal Mail's stamp strategy manager Philip Parker said: "These new stamps celebrate visionary buildings which combine stunning architecture with great engineering."

The stamps have been introduced as a way of marking the renaissance in recent years of contemporary architecture in Britain. The past two decades has seen a surge in the construction of new public buildings in Britain.

A spokesman for Royal Mail said: "There has also been a renewal of confidence in British architecture led by world-famous architects including Dame Zaha Hadid, Lord Richard Rogers and Lord Norman Foster, along with a host of other talents."

The buildings celebrated in the postage stamps include The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Giant's Causeway Visitor Center in Northern Ireland and the London Aquatics Center built for the London 2012 Olympics.