Foster and Partners


Foster and Partners

Foster + Partners is a leading architectural firm in the United Kingdom. The practice is strongly associated with its founder, Norman Foster, and has constructed many high-profile glass-and-steel buildings. In particular, they are known for their design of airports.

Established by Norman Foster as Foster Associates in 1967 shortly after leaving Team 4, the firm was renamed in the 1990s to more accurately reflect the influence of the other lead architects.

elected projects

Major projects, by year of completion are:
* Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK (1978)
* HSBC Tower (1986)
* Terminal building at Stansted Airport, UK (1991)
* Faculty of Law, Cambridge (1995)
* Metro Bilbao, Spain (1995) — Line 2 (2004)
* American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum Duxford, UK (1997) — Stirling Prize
* Clyde Auditorium, part of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre complex, Glasgow (1997)
* Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt, Germany (1997)
* Hong Kong International Airport, "Chek Lap Kok" in Hong Kong (1998)
* Canary Wharf Underground Station, London, UK (1999)
* Reichstag building redevelopment in Berlin (1999)
* Millennium Bridge in London (1999/2002)
* Redevelopment of the Great Court of the British Museum (2000)
* Arag-Tower, Duesseldorf, Germany (2001)
* London City Hall (2002)
* 30 St Mary Axe, London — Swiss Re headquarters (2004) — Stirling Prize
* Millau Viaduct, the highest road bridge in the world (2004)
* McLaren Technology Centre, base for the McLaren Formula One team and McLaren Group (2004)
* The Sage Gateshead, UK (2004)
* Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia (2004)
* Moor House, 120 London Wall, London (2005)
* Wembley Stadium reconstruction (2007)
* Beijing Capital International Airport (2008)
* London Heathrow Airport East Terminal - projected 2012
* Tanaka Business School
* New Supreme Court Building, Singapore (2005)
* Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana, Kazakhstan — (September 2006)
* Hearst Tower, New York City (June 2006)
* Jameson House in Vancouver — (not yet on site)
* U2 Tower, Ireland (2008-2011)
* Camp Nou (Barcelona), reconstruction - (projected 2010)
* The Bow, Calgary - (projected 2010)
* Spaceport America, New Mexico - (projected 2010)
* 200 Greenwich Street, New York - (projected 2011)
* Yale School of Management, new campus, New Haven, CT (projected 2011)
* Croydon Tower, Croydon, London — (projected 2012)
* Masdar City (projected 2010s)
* Crystal Island (completion date not set yet)
* The Blue City, Sultanate of Oman (ongoing)

Awards

RIBA Stirling Prize

1998 Imperial War Museum Duxford, Duxford

2004 Swiss Re Building, 30 St Mary Axe, "The Gherkin"

ee also

*Norman Foster
*Ken Shuttleworth and MAKE
*Richard Rogers
*Christopher Breed

External links

*Foster + Partners [http://www.fosterpluspartners.com Official website]
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