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Encyclopedia > Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank
Norman Foster

Personal information
Name Norman Foster
Nationality British
Birth date June 1, 1935 (1935-06-01) (age 72)
Birth place Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Work
Practice name Foster and Partners
Significant buildings 30 St Mary Axe, London

Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters, Ipswich
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Significant projects American Hangar at the Imperial War Museum Duxford
Awards and prizes Stirling Prize, Pritzker Architecture Prize, Minerva Medal
The restored Reichstag in Berlin, housing the German parliament. The dome was built by Foster's redesign.
The Expo MRT Station, part of the Mass Rapid Transit system in Singapore.
View of 30 St Mary Axe from street level. The building serves as the London headquarters for Swiss Re and is informally known as "The Gherkin".
The Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters in Ipswich was one of Foster's earliest commissions after founding Foster Associates.

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Biography

Foster was born in Reddish, Stockport, England,[1] to a working-class family. He was naturally gifted and performed well at school and took an interest in architecture, particularly in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier. Reddish is an area of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. ... Stockport is a large town in the north west of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ... Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a Swiss-born architect and writer, who is famous for his contributions to what now is called Modern Architecture. ...


Leaving school at 16, he worked in the Manchester City Treasurer's office before joining National Service in the Royal Air Force. After he was discharged, in 1956 Foster attended the University of Manchester's School of Architecture and City Planning (graduating in 1961). Later, he won the Henry Fellowship to the Yale School of Architecture, where he met former business partner Richard Rogers and earned his Master's degree. He then travelled in America for a year, returning to the UK in 1962 where he set up an architectural practice as Team 4 with Rogers and their respective wives Wendy Cheesman and Sue Rogers. They quickly earned a reputation for high-tech industrial design. National service is a common name for compulsory or voluntary military service programs. ... RAF redirects here. ... Affiliations: Russell Group, EUA, N8 Group, NWUA, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Association of Commonwealth Universities Website: http://www. ... The Yale School of Architecture is one of the constituent schools of Yale University. ... For the American composer, see Richard Rodgers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Foster and Partners

After Team 4 went their separate ways, in 1967 Foster and Wendy Cheeseman founded Foster Associates, which later became Foster and Partners. 1968 saw the beginning of a long period of collaboration with American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, which continued until Fuller's death in 1983, on several projects that became catalysts in the development of an environmentally sensitive approach to design - including the Samuel Beckett Theatre project. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... 30 St Mary Axe, one of Londons most popular new buildings, towers above its neighbours. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Buckminster Bucky Fuller (July 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983) was an American visionary, designer, architect, inventor, and writer. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Foster Associates' breakthrough building in the UK was the Willis Faber & Dumas headquarters in Ipswich, from 1974. The client was a family firm insurance company which wanted to restore a sense of community to the workplace. Foster created open-plan office floors long before open-plan became the norm. In a town not over-endowed with public facilities, the roof gardens, 25m swimming pool and gymnasium greatly enhance the quality of life of the company's 1200 employees. The building is wrapped in a full-height glass facade which moulds itself to the medieval street plan and contributes real drama, subtly shifting from opaque, reflective black to a glowing backlit transparency as the sun sets. The building is now Grade One Listed. Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters, Ipswich, was one of Norman Fosters earliest commissions after founding Foster Associates. ... For other uses, see Ipswich (disambiguation). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


Present day

Today, Foster and Partners work with its engineering collaborators to integrate complex computer systems with the most basic physical laws, such as convection. The approach creates intelligent, efficient structures like the Swiss Re London headquarters at 30 St Mary Axe, nicknamed "The Gherkin", whose complex facade lets in air for passive cooling and then vents it as it warms and rises. Convection in the most general terms refers to the movement of currents within fluids (i. ... 30 St Mary Axe - at 180 m, Swiss Res London headquarters is the 6th tallest building in London Swiss Re is the worlds second-largest reinsurance company (after Munich Re/ Münchener Rück), and the worlds largest life and health reinsurer. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Looking south down Bishopsgate, one of the main roads leading through Londons financial district. ...


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 is currently involved in a dispute with the Couper Collection, a floating art museum near his London offices, regarding his plans to redevelop the area and force removal of the museum's barges.[2][3] The Couper Collection is a floating art museum and registered charity, on converted barges, which is permanently moored on the banks of the Thames in Battersea, London. ...


Ken Shuttleworth, a senior project architect at Foster and Partners, recently left the firm to set up his own architectural practice, MAKE Architects.[4] Shuttleworth is reported to have been the driving force behind the practice in recent years having designed some of the firm's most prominent projects in the past few years, including London City Hall and 30 St Mary Axe. Ken Shuttleworth (born 1954 in Birmingham, England) is a celebrated British architect. ... City Hall, taken from the high walkway on Tower Bridge The interior of City Hall City Hall in London, informally known as the Leaning Tower of Pizzas or Fosters Nutsack (see also 30 St Mary Axe), is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. ... Looking south down Bishopsgate, one of the main roads leading through Londons financial district. ...


In January 2007, The Sunday Times reported that Foster had called in Catalyst, a corporate finance house, to find buyers for Foster and Partners. Foster does not intend to retire, but sell out his 85%+ holding in the company valued at £300M to £500M.[5] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ...


Recognition

Foster was knighted in 1990 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1997. In 1999, he was created a life peer, as Baron Foster of Thames Bank, of Reddish in the County of Greater Manchester.[6] He is a cross-bencher. For other uses, see Knight (disambiguation) or Knights (disambiguation). ... The Order of Merit is a British and Commonwealth Order bestowed by the Monarch. ... In the United Kingdom, Life Peers are appointed members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as hereditary peers). ... A cross-bencher is a member of the British House of Lords who is not aligned to any particular party. ...


He is the second British architect to win the Stirling Prize twice: the first for the American Hangar at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in 1998, and the second for 30 St Mary Axe in 2004. In consideration of his whole portfolio, Foster was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and winner of the Minerva Medal, the Society's highest award. 30 St Mary Axe (London, England). ... American Air Museum Duxford The Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire, commonly referred to simply as Duxford, houses the Imperial War Museums aircraft collection, as well as having a large collection of tanks, military and naval vehicles. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honor a living architect by the Hyatt Foundation, run by the Pritzker family. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Logo of the Chartered Society of Designers The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), headquartered in London, England, is the professional body for designers. ...


In Germany Lord Foster received the Order Pour le Mérite. The Order Pour le Mérite, known informally as the Blue Max (German: Blauer Max), was Prussias highest military order until the end of World War I. The award was a blue-enameled Maltese Cross with eagles between the arms, the Prussian royal cypher, and the French legend Pour...


Most recently, in September of 2007, Foster was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the largest architectural award in the world, for the Petronas University of Technology, Bandar Seri in Iskandar, Malaysia.[7] [8] The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established and funded by Aga Khan IV to recognize architectural excellence and community improvement -- including restoration efforts. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Personal life

Foster married business partner Wendy Cheeseman. She died of cancer in 1989, leaving him with four sons. Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


For a while he was linked with BBC newsreader Anna Ford, but he married Indian-born Begum Sabiha Rumani Malik who became his second wife. They met when Sabiha was married to Andrew Knight, then Chief Executive Officer of the Telegraph Group.[9] For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Anna Ford (born 2 October 1943 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire) is a retired British television presenter, best known as a newsreader. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Andrew Stephen Bower Knight (born 1st November 1939 in England) is a journalist, editor, and media magnate. ...


Foster and Sabiha divorced in 1998, and Foster is presently married to Elena Foster, Chairman of the Tate International Council, and founder of Ivory Press. Lady Foster of Thames Bank (the former Prof. Dr. Elena Ochoa), is a graduate of University of Madrid and former journalist, who used to lecture at University of Cambridge and is an expert on Alzheimer's disease. In Spain Miss Ochoa is better known as "La doctora del sexo" after she presented the prime-time TV programme "Hablemos de Sexo" ("Let's Talk About Sex"), in 1990. The couple have a daughter, Paola, and a son, Eduardo.[10] Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Madrid can refer to several academic institutions in Madrid, Spain: The Complutense University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Complutense de Madrid) The Autonomous University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM) The Pontifical Comillas University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid) This is a... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


A qualified pilot, Foster flies his own private jet and helicopter between his home above the London offices of Foster and Partners, as well to his homes in France and Switzerland.[11]


Selected projects

Foster has established an extremely prolific career in the span of four decades. The following are some of his major constructions:


Proposed or under construction

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Reichstag dome at night
Dresden Hauptbahnhof roof and cupola
Metropolitan Building in Warsaw

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Non-architectural projects

Foster's other design work has included the Nomos desk system for Italian manufacturer Tecno,[16] and the motor yacht Izanami (later Ronin) for Lürssen Yachts.[17]


See also

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References

  1. ^ (2007) Who's Who. London: A&C Black Ltd. Retrieved on 2007-02-27. 
  2. ^ UK Times article
  3. ^ UK Observer article
  4. ^ MAKE Architects
  5. ^ Foster puts £500m firm up for sale
  6. ^ Announcement of Foster's introduction at the House of Lords
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ Telegraph - "Norman Foster: Man of steel"
  10. ^ Lady Foster bio
  11. ^ Foster puts £500m firm up for sale
  12. ^ "Barcelona chooses Norman Foster to remodel Camp Nou stadium", International Herald Tribune, September 18, 2007. 
  13. ^ TIME Europe magazine
  14. ^ University of Toronto Capital Projects
  15. ^ Hearst Tower, New York City
  16. ^ http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Projects/0350/Default.aspx
  17. ^ http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Projects/0555/Default.aspx

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