The new US Embassy, which has moved from Mayfair to Nine Elms in south London, is reported to have cost $1 billion, making it the most expensive embassy in the world. President Trump is expected to be at the formal inauguration on his ''working visit'' to London in February.

Detail of Rachel Whiteread's US Embassy (Flat pack house; 2013-1015) Rachel Whiteread. Courtesy Gagosian. Photo: Mike Bruce Detail of Rachel Whiteread's US Embassy (Flat pack house; 2013-1015) Rachel Whiteread. Courtesy Gagosian. Photo: Mike Bruce

Whiteread's sculpture, entitled US Embassy (Flat pack house; 2013-1015) has been installed in the entrance of the embassy and has been commissioned by Art in Embassies.

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The curved interiors of the building, designed by Philadelphia-based architects Kieran Timberlake, features gardens on every floor, each representing landscapes across America, including the Pacific forests, the Midwest and the Gulf Coast.

Works by Sean Scully, Mark Bradford and Jenny Holzer are also set to be installed in the new embassy.

Currently at Tate Britain until 21st January, is an exhibition of Whiteread's work which explores the artist's career. Since the 1980s, Whiteread's oeuvre features casts made from plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural spaces.

Born in London in 1963, in 1993, Whiteread became the first woman to win the Turner Prize. A cast of the meeting room in Broadcasting House that inspired George Orwell's Room 101 is part of the Whiteread show at Tate Britain.

*Update 12/1/2017: President Trump's visit to the UK was cancelled on the day this article was published.

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