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Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer by Norman Foster

Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer by Norman Foster

| March 27, 2013

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Oscar Niemeyer. He was an inspiration to me – and to a generation of architects. Few people get to meet their heroes and I am grateful to have had the chance to spend time with him in Rio last year. For architects schooled in the […]

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Tribute to Dr Alex Moulton 1920 – 2012, by Norman Foster

Tribute to Dr Alex Moulton 1920 – 2012, by Norman Foster

| March 27, 2013

Before 1962, the basic design of the modern bicycle had changed very little since the early 1880s, when the ‘safety bicycle’ was developed in England. All subsequent designs followed this established model until Alex Moulton came along and literally reinvented the wheel. The essence of the Moulton bicycle is its simplicity, and in each of […]

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Designs for the New York Public Library revealed

Designs for the New York Public Library revealed

| March 27, 2013

The New York Public Library today unveiled proposals for the integration of the Circulating Library into its flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street – Lord Foster presented the plans at the launch of the public exhibition. The project aims to safeguard the building’s legacy and precious books for future generations. The existing research […]

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Porcelanosa unveils new flagship New York showroom

Porcelanosa unveils new flagship New York showroom

| March 27, 2013

Porcelanosa today revealed designs for its new flagship showroom in the historic Commodore Criterion building in Midtown Manhattan. The firm purchased the 1,700 square-metre, six-storey building northwest of Madison Square Park at 5th Avenue and Broadway in 2012 and selected Foster + Partners to refurbish the interiors – the project is due to be completed […]

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Lenbachhaus Museum to reopen on 8 May

Lenbachhaus Museum to reopen on 8 May

| March 27, 2013

The remodelled Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich is to open to the public on 8 May. The first works of art are now being installed, and a press preview was held last week to reveal progress so far and to introduce Foster + Partners’ design, which will transform the experience for visitors. The Museum’s historic buildings […]

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Foster + Partners completes first project in Latin America

Foster + Partners completes first project in Latin America

| March 27, 2013

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Latin America with the opening of the Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina – part of the reinvention of the former docks of Puerto Madero as a dynamic new urban quarter. Drawing on local architectural traditions, its apartments feature vaulted living spaces and deep, sheltered […]

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President of Marseille leads opening celebrations for new Vieux Port pavilion

President of Marseille leads opening celebrations for new Vieux Port pavilion

| March 27, 2013

The transformation of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbour was officially inaugurated on Saturday during a ceremony attended by Eugène Caselli, President of Marseille Provence Métropole and Jean-Claude Gaudin, the Mayor of Marseille. The event marked the completion of the new ‘club nautique’ pavilions and a new sheltered events space on the Quai de la Fraternité at […]

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Foster + Partners exhibition opens in Kuala Lumpur

Foster + Partners exhibition opens in Kuala Lumpur

| March 27, 2013

‘Foster + Partners: the Art of Architecture’ will be staged at Galeri PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, from 7 March to 12 May 2013. The exhibition is the first major survey of the studio’s work to be held in South East Asia and follows critically acclaimed recent shows in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Arranged around the themes […]

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Planning granted for landmark mixed-use scheme on London’s Albert Embankment

Planning granted for landmark mixed-use scheme on London’s Albert Embankment

| March 27, 2013

Lambeth Council has approved plans for St James Group’s new mixed-use scheme at 20-21 Albert Embankment in London. Consent was granted for three landmark buildings designed by Foster + Partners, ranging from 15 to 27 storeys in height and providing 253 apartments, including affordable homes for senior living, along with offices, restaurants and a residents’ […]

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Official opening of Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan

Official opening of Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan

| March 27, 2013

Today marked the official opening of Queen Alia International Airport, the spectacular new gateway to Amman. The airport has a highly efficient passive design, which has been inspired by local traditions, and is based on a flexible modular solution that allows for future expansion – the new building secures the city’s position as the main […]

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