Featured Architect: Foster + Partners | ITSLIQUID

Featured Architect: Foster + Partners

Architecture | April 5, 2020 |

Fosterpartners 001
Norman Foster | Image courtesy of Manolo Yllera

Featured Architect
Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design, founded by Norman Foster in 1967. Since then, he, and the team around him, have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation. With offices across the globe, we work as a single studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse.

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we undertake. We audit all projects against global standards, while developing bespoke strategies that drive our environmental agenda. To build sustainably requires us to design holistically, and our unique integrated design approach enables us to develop innovative strategies that have a firm focus on the future of the environment. From within the practice, structural and environmental engineers, together with many other specialist design teams, work alongside the architects to develop fully integrated design solutions. Every project starts with fresh thinking, leading to a solution that is tailor-made to both site and user. Design is typically undertaken by a small, close-knit team; the team that starts a project sees it through to completion, thus providing continuity throughout. We always consider the built environment as a totality and to apply a truly integrated approach to responsible design.

Fosterpartners 002
Dolunay villa | Image courtesy of Foster + Partners

The strategic direction of the practice is set by the Partnership Board: Norman Foster (Founder and Executive Chairman), Stefan Behling, Grant Brooker, Nigel Dancey, Spencer de Grey, Gerard Evenden, Luke Fox, David Nelson, Matthew Streets and David Summerfield. Day to day management is provided by the Management Board, drawn from the wider group of senior partners and partners, all of whom share in the ownership of the practice and are central to its continuing evolution. Maintaining the design ethos of the practice, the Design Board has overall design responsibility for every project, from the start of the design process through to construction drawings.

Fosterpartners 003
Dolunay villa | Image courtesy of Foster + Partners

The principles of sustainability are integral to our work. We strive to design buildings that address the effects of climate change, create urban quarters that support thriving communities, and look to improve the quality of life in a city for all. Our CSER policy is similarly driven by a desire to deliver lasting benefits, applying the same sustainable principles to our own operations. We take our commitment to education very seriously and we invest our time and skills, as well as financial support, in educational and charitable initiatives. We have well-established links with a number of schools and universities around the world, funding awards and prizes and supporting educational activities such as design crits, graduate shows and visits to the studio. Our internship and apprenticeship programmes give valuable experience and teaching opportunities to students from a wide range of backgrounds and we have strong links with the Stephen Lawrence Trust. We continue to support the ​RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship programme. Our charitable activities include Macmillan Cancer Support and Crisis and Open House. From our pro bono projects to construct a community boathouse in New York and reimagining children’s playgrounds in London, to refurbishing London Zoo’s Snowdon Aviary to create a new home for Colobus monkeys, our work aims to create new opportunities and a better future for all.

Fosterpartners 004
Haramain High Speed Rail | Image courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners‘ sustainability manifesto demonstrates the practice’s ongoing commitment towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Outlining a holistic sustainable approach, our methodology, developed in collaboration with others and drawing on the practice’s experience and expertise, enables the measurement of embodied and operational carbon in each project. This process gives greater insight into the different aspects that affect the environmental impact of a project and provides tools to mitigate and lower their carbon content.

more. www.fosterandpartners.com

Fosterpartners 005
Haramain High Speed Rail | Image courtesy of Foster + Partners
Fosterpartners 006
Comcast Technology Center | Image courtesy of Foster + Partners
Fosterpartners 007
Comcast Technology Center | Image courtesy of Foster + Partners
Fosterpartners 008
Galerie Lafayette | Image courtesy of Foster + Partners

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Business Bay by Jacobs

Architecture | January 9, 2021

When Dubai Properties decided to create a globally recognized center of commerce in an underused area of Dubai - one that could stand out against the region's rocketing skyline of mega developments - they partnered with Jacobs for help. Together, we created exciting, innovative and practical solutions to complex planning challenges and development opportunities, securing Business Bay's standing as a visionary city center and leading financial capital of the world. Read more


Apple Marina Bay Sands by…

Architecture | January 4, 2021

Apple Marina Bay Sands is set to be a distinctive presence on the bay, with a 30-metre diameter dome that is a contemporary interpretation of the geodesic dome, using minimal material to enclose the maximum space. Imagined as a clear bubble in the water, it references the sister pavilion through its materiality and site. Read more


Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Architecture | December 29, 2020

Called America's Best Amphitheatre by Rolling Stone, more than a million concert-goers and outdoor enthusiasts visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre each year. As the only naturally-occurring, acoustically-perfect amphitheatre in the world, the venue is listed as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service and Department of the Interior. Read more


Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK

Architecture | December 26, 2020

A Stadium Unlike Any Other Arthur Blank, the owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS's Atlanta United, wanted Mercedes-Benz Stadium to provide an architectural icon for the city and a fan experience that is second to none. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!