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Norman Foster is considered by many to be the most prominent architect in Britain. He won the 1999 Pritzker Architecture Prize and the 2009 Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes Prize.

Lord Foster rebuilt the Reichstag as a new German Parliament in Berlin and designed a contemporary Great Court for the British Museum. He linked St. Paul's Cathedral to the Tate Modern with the Millennium Bridge, a steel footbridge across the Thames. He designed the Hearst Corporation Building in Manhattan, at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue.

He was born in Manchester, England, in 1935. Among his firm’s many other projects are London’s City Hall, the Bilbao Metro in Spain, the Canary Wharf Underground Station in London and the renovated courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

In the 1970s, Lord Foster was one of the most visible practitioners of high-tech architecture that fetishized machine culture. His triumphant 1986 Hong Kong and Shanghai bank building, conceived as a kit-of-parts plugged into a towering steel frame, was capitalism's answer to the populist Pompidou Center in Paris.

Nicolai Ouroussoff, The Times’s architecture critic, has written that although Lord Foster’s work has become sleeker and more predictable in recent years, his forms are always driven by an internal structural logic, and they treat their surroundings with a refreshing bluntness.

Awarded the Prince of Asturias of the Arts 2009.

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  2. Foster + Partners completes Battersea Roof Gardens and 50 Electric Boulevard
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  5. A new development thinking about the city. Television City 2050 by Foster + Partners
  6. Luxury homes in Montevideo. The Edge Residences by Foster + Partners
  7. Apple Jing'an, by Foster+Partners, opens in the heart of Shanghai
  8. New tower of Eastern Huli District. Xiamen Airlines Headquarters by Foster + Partners
  9. Foster + Partners wins the competition the new Xicen Science & Technology Centre
  10. An example of resilience. New Port Authority Bus Terminal by Foster + Partners
  11. Evoke the vernacular. Techo International Airport by Foster + Partners
  12. Care reconversion. Mayo Clinic Campus & Hospital of the Future by Foster + Partners and CannonDesign
  13. Foster + Partners wins competition to design new Abha Airport terminal
  14. Foster + Partners designs the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at Expo 2025
  15. Foster + Partners wins competition to design new Hangzhou city center
  16. Second Techcombank tower, in Ho Chi Minh City by Foster + Partners
  17. New headquarters for Techcombank in Hanoi by Foster + Partners
  18. Foster + Partners presents the first images of the 1 Nanjing Road skyscraper, in Qingdao
  19. High-tech icon and stage of a James Bond film, Renault Distribution Centre, by Foster, to be renewed
  20. Essential Homes Research Project by Norman Foster, at Venice Architecture Biennale 2023
  21. Carré d’Art–Musée d’art contemporain by Foster + Partners, Turns 30
  22. Foster + Partners features designs for new facilities for the Spanish Faustino Winery
  23. An Apple store with traditional references. Apple BKC by Foster + Partners
  24. Largest Norman Foster retrospective in Centre Pompidou
  25. Foster + Partners is selected to design the San Diego Museum of Art renovation
  26. Foster and Partners' DY Patil University Centre of Excellence opens in Navi Mumbai
  27. ICÔNE, a office complex by Foster + Partners. Remembering the fever of Urbicande by Schuiten
  28. Foster + Partners completes first office tower in Suhewan, Shanghai
  29. New headquarters for MOL Group is completed by Foster + Partners
  30. Foster + Partners wins competition to design new CPK airport
  31. Vartso Tower. The tallest building in European Union by Foster + Partners
  32. Foster + Partners completes Park Avenue's first full-block building in over 50 years
  33. 50 Hudson Yards building, by Foster + Partners, opens in New York
  34. Foster + Partners completes new DJI Sky City skyscrapers
  35. Lusail Stadium by Foster + Partners repared for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  36. Apple Brompton Road Store is completed by Foster + Partners
  37. New headquarters of the National Bank of Kuwait was completed by Foster + Partners
  38. Foster + Partners completes Ombú in Madrid, an innovative renovation of a former Spanish gas plant
  39. Foster + Partners reveals renderings for new JPMorgan Chase headquarters in Manhattan
  40. Speed is art. Motion. Autos, art and architecture by Norman Foster
  41. 10 Bridges with Incredible Structures
  42. Foster and Partners Datong Art Museum opens to the public
  43. Archeology and ancient history in a contemporary context. Narbo Via by Foster + Partners
  44. Foster + Partners completes Le Dôme winery in an exceptional territory, Saint-Émilion
  45. 10 Projects whose Stairs make climbing a memorable act
  46. Sustainability Mobility. Alif – The Mobility Pavilion by Foster + Partners
  47. Foster + Partners sells “significant” studio part to Hennick & Company, Canadian investment firm
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  49. Architectural Vademecum. Hotel Puerta América in the VII edition of Open House Madrid
  50. Inspired by Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences by Foster + Partners
  51. Revitalizing the past. Apple Tower Theatre by Foster + Partners
  52. A workplace truly inspired by nature. The new Global Home of the PGA TOUR by Foster + Partners
  53. New Apple store on Via del Corso. Palazzo Marignoli restoration by Foster + Partners
  54. InnHub La Punt community centre by Foster + Partners
  55. RCC Headquarters, the Foster + Partners' first office building in Russia opens
  56. Foster + Partners unveils competition-winning scheme for Guangming Hub
  57. Foster + Partners unveils glass dome inspired by Crystal Palace as temporary home for British Parliament
  58. An undulating structural timber roof. Dolunay Villa by Foster + Partners
  59. Foster + Partners win design competition for co-living tower
  60. Principal Tower concludes Principal Place masterplan by Foster + Partners
  61. Foster + Partners wins competition to design Alibaba’s new HQ
  62. Norman Foster adds a second gallery to the Bilbao Fine Arts expansion project
  63. Conversations with Norman Foster. Arquía Foundation Masters Series
  64. Foster + Partners reveals its project for the Le Dôme winery in Saint-Émilion
  65. An undulating roof for Apple Aventura by Foster + Partners. City’s nautical and architectural roots
  66. Norman Foster wins the Basque art gallery contest, with a new gallery floating above the current museum
  67. New Timber Boathouse for non-profit Row New York in Harlem by Foster + Partners Reveal
  68. Nanshan High-Tech Industrial Park by Foster + Partners
  69. Foster + Partners completes Haramain High Speed Rail
  70. Richard Branson Announces Virgin Galactic Move to Spaceport America this Summer
  71. Norton Museum of Art transformed by Foster + Partners
  72. Foster + Partners to design Mullin Automotive Park at former Enstone Airfield
  73. Foster + Partners to build China Merchants Bank HQ
  74. Norman Foster Foundation receives the 2018 Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts
  75. Qatar unveils design of Norman Foster's Lusail FIFA World Cup Stadium
  76. 425 Park Avenue skyscraper tops out, by Foster + Partners
  77. The Tulip, a 305-metre-tall tourist viewing tower for London, by Foster + Partners
  78. 2018 Stirling Prize. Bloomberg London office by Foster + Partners
  79. New buildgin by Norman Foster in Madrid. Designs for Axis Madrid revealed by Foster + Partners
  80. First tour of the Biennial, and "exemplary" architectural lesson of The Vatican's First Ever Biennale Contribution
  81. A former government headquarters is renovated in luxury hotel for Hong Kong by Foster + Partners
  82. Designs for DJI’s new HQ in Shenzhen by Foster+Partners revealed
  83. Foster + Partners' viseon for DP World Cargospeed in Dubai, UAE
  84. Cardiff Central Square - BBC Wales by Foster and Partners
  85. Foster + Partners released details of chapel design for Vatican City's 2018 Venice Biennale pavilion
  86. The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts celebrates its 40th anniversary, 'SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-90’
  87. Stelton releases new range of tableware designed by Norman Foster
  88. New Lakeside Headquarters for the PGA Tour by Foster + Partners
  89. Margaux tributes Foster's building, redesigning new bottle for 2015 Grand Vin
  90. Foster's first project in the new Beirut. 3Beirut by Foster + Partners
  91. Fosun Foundation, a theatre with curtain-like facade completed by Heatherwick Studio & Foster + Partners
  92. Foster + Partners winner of Marseille Airport extension design competition
  93. Ocean Terminal Extension by Foster + Partners
  94. Apple Park Visitor Center, designed by Foster + Partners, opens to the public
  95. The Roman Temple of Mithras come back to life in the London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE
  96. Reconnecting Chicago to its river. Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago by Foster + Partners
  97. Bloomberg's European HQ by Foster + Partners. World’s Most Sustainable Office Building
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  99. Foster + Partners to transform the Snowdon Aviary by Cedric Price at the London Zoo
  100. Apple's Spaceship Campus to host the iPhone 8 launch
  101. Newly inaugurated Norman Foster Foundation features innovative backyard Pavilion
  102. Apple Flagship Store in Washington DC’s Historic Carnegie Library by Foster + Partners
  103. Designs for Ourense Intermodal Station in Spain revealed
  104. Cartier in Motion by Norman Foster
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  107. The Norman Foster Foundtaion Opens Its Headquarters in Madrid
  108. Foster + Partners & Branch Technology win Phase 2 in Level 1 of NASA Centennial 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
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  110. Norman Foster Foundation will open its doors on June 1, in Madrid
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  123. Foster + Partners amongst 30 finalists for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge
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  128. The United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo by Norman Foster
  129. Official opening of new city hall in Buenos Aires by Foster
  130. Foster & Partners will design Lusail Stadium in Qatar
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  132. Havana. Autos and Architecture
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  134. New First World War Galleries at Imperial War Museum
  135. New building for the Yacht Club in Monaco by Foster+Partners
  136. Foster + Partners Thames Hub Airport response to Airport Commission
  137. WINNERS. European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014
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  144. Official opening of The Bow, last Foster+Partners tower
  145. Apple will delay the construction of its Campus 2
  146. Official opening of Queen Alia International Airport by Foster & Partners
  147. New Vieux Port pavilion by Foster
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  158. Foster returns to Hong Kong to design the Cultural District
  159. "The future of Architecture"
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