Prague-based Chalupa Architekti has won a competition to design the new Czech Republic Embassy in Washington DC, US.
The practice collaborated with Adam Gebrian, Petr Babak and Laborator, Zdenek Sendler, Vit Musil + Radim Petruska and miss3 on the project.
The project is being delivered for the Czech Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will be complete in 2010.
Measuring 5,490m°, the building is ensconced within a natural setting and is divided into three separate parts with a circular driveway leading to a drapery-like front façade made of frosted glass.
The building houses apartments and offices, which are linked by a private garden space, which is organically connected with the main lounges of the embassy.
The garden serves as the connecting link between the new building and the existing residence of the ambassador, and forms the conceptual core of the project, according to bustler.net.