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Foster Sir, Norman

Sir Norman Robert Foster (born 1935)

Sir Norman Robert Foster was born in 1935 in Reddish, England. He is a British architect whose company had and has projects in 150 Cities in over 50 countries around the world.
He early was interested in architecture, particularly in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.
After School in the age of 16, he worked in the Manchester City Treasurer's office and joined the National Service in the Royal Air Force. In 1956 Foster studied at the University of Manchester's School of Architecture and City Planning. He graduated in 1961and short time after, he won the Henry Fellowship to the Yale School of Architecture, where he made his Master's degree and got to know his former business partner Richard Rogers.
Foster set up UK an architectural practice as Team 4 with Rogers and their girlfriends in 1962. Team 4 quickly earned a reputation for high-tech industrial design. In 1967 Foster and Wendy Cheeseman founded Foster Associates, later became Foster and Partners.
Foster's earlier designs reflected a sophisticated, machine-influenced high-tech vision. His style has since evolved into a more sublime, sharp-edged modernity.
Foster was knighted in 1990 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1997.


Awards


AJ100 International Practice of the Year      
iF Communication Design Award
AJ100 Most Admired Living Architect     
Deutsche Architekturpreis     
Lebensqualität in Siedlunge (Certified quality of living in residential areas)     
RIBA Award     
London District Surveyors Association Quality Awards, Best Commercial Project
London District Surveyors Association Quality Awards, Best Structural Innovation
London District Surveyors Association Quality Awards, Best Fire Engineering Innovation
RIBA National Award
Mail on Sunday British Home Awards, Mixed-use Regeneration Development of the Year
XVI Concorse Internazionale Sistema d’Autore Metra
London Planning Award
Best Large Structural Project, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
British Council for School Environment Industry Awards
RIBA Award
Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award
AJ100 Sustainability Initiative of the Year     
Cityscape Abu Dhabi - Best Sustainable Development
LABC East Anglia Built-In Quality Best Public Community Project
ULI Germany Leadership Award
Renault Traffic Future Award
Structural Awards - Heritage Award for Infrastructure
RIBA European Award
BD International Regeneration Award
Deutsche Architekturpreis
contractworld.award - 2nd Prize Education category
Aga Khan Award
Scottish Property Awards - Mixed Use Development of the Year
New York City Masterwork Awards - Best New Building
London Planning Award ‘Best New Public Space
Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects New City Architecture Award
Rider Hunt Award for Office Developments
Property Council of Australia/Rider Hunt Award
Civic Trust Award Commendation
Condé Nast Traveller Award for Innovation and Design
iF Product Design Award
MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards
AARETS ARNE Award ‘Project of the Year’
Cityscape Real Estate Awards

 

Important works

Masdar Development, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Motorcity, Leisure and Cultural Zone, Alcañiz, Aragon, Spain
Seattle Civic Square, USA
Hearst Tower, NY
Spaceport, New Mexico, USA
Camp Nou Stadium FC Barcelona, Spain
Beach Road, Singapore
Yale School of Management, New Haven, USA
Tivoli Four Seasons Hotel, Copenhagen
Project Honor, Racine, Winsconsin
New Holland Island, St Petersburg
Boulogne Billancourt, Paris
Convention Center Site Redevelopment for Hines|Smith, Washington DC
Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York
Regent Theatre Development, Sydney, Australia
TVA Station, Florence, Italy
Frankfurt Airport Masterplan, Germany
West Kowloon Cultural Complex Masterplan, Hong Kong
Elephant and Castle Masterplan, London
New Supreme Court, Singapore
ENEL High-voltage Pylons for the Environment Italy
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gurkin, London
New Parliament building for Greater London Authority
National Stadium, Wembley, London
Millenium Bridge, London, UK
Free University of Berlin new Library
Headquarters for Electronic Arts, England
The Sage Gateshead, Regional Music Centre
Mayor's office London construction
Faculty of Management and Library, Oxford University
Center for Clinical Sciences Research, Stanford University, California
Peace Pyramid, Astana, Kazakhstan
Arizona State University, USA
Reichstag Berlin, Germany
Smithsonian Patent Office Building Courtyard Enclosure, Washington DC
Zenith, Saint-Etienne, France
Pelham Square, Hastings, East Sussex
British Museum, London
Convention Center Site Redevelopment for Hines|Smith, Washington DC
Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
Pelham Square, Hastings, East Sussex
Millenium Bridge, London