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NewsNews • 25 Jan 2024

Foster + Partners completes the Greenville County Administration Building in South Carolina

The four-story Greenville County Administration Building in Falls Park, South Carolina, by Foster + Partners is now complete. The striking design forms part of an overall masterplan by RocaPoint Partners and fosters a natural link between Falls Park, the new Cancer Survivor’s Park, and the nearby Swamp Rabbit Trail.  Brandon Stengel Resembling a bow tie in plan, the building’s massing is divided between two volumes of office blocks. The winged roof shades a walkway and plaza between the volumes, as well as an elevated skybridge that connects the third floors of the two blocks. Over this open volume, the roof protrudes in a pyramidal canopy comprising a series of translucent panels in brown metal frames. ... More

NewsNews • 13 Oct 2023

Foster + Partners completes a self-shading tower for Techcombank in Ho Chi Minh City

Following the completion of their design for the Techcombank Headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam, Foster + Partners has completed a second, 21-storey tower for the company in Ho Chi Minh City. The concept for this latest tower revolves around two main approaches: programmatic – responding to different tenants and uses – and environmental, with a unique self-shading concept developed in response to the site's tropical climate.  Weerapon Singnoi Overall, the tower appears as two main blocks, with the building core situated to the rear, facing the adjacent hotel. Reflecting the inner workings of the building, the recessed space between these two blocks is an amenities floor for employees.  Inside, three central atri... More

NewsNews • 11 Sep 2023

Spectacular rooftop garden completed at London's Battersea Roof Garden Building

Offering a magical new lookout in London, a 29,000 square-foot rooftop garden by James Corner of Field Operations is now complete. Situated alongside the iconic Battersea Power Station, the project is one of London's largest residential roof gardens and features more than 23,000 plants and 55 trees.  Aaron Hargreaves / Foster + Partners The gardens are situated on the sixteenth floor of Foster + Partners' Battersea Roof Garden Building, a mixed-use development comprising 436 homes, a 164-room hotel, and a 200,000-square-foot office building. The rooftop amenity is for the use of the building's residents, who can enjoy the parkland environment for exercising, socializing, or relaxing. Aaron Hargreaves / Foster + Partners... More

NewsNews • 12 May 2023

Centre Pompidou hosts the largest retrospective on Norman Foster’s work

Largest retrospective on British Architect Norman Foster’s oeuvre over the past six decades launches at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in the presence of the French Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak and the president of the venue, Laurent Le Bon. Nigel Young / Foster + Partner Nigel Young / Foster + Partner Spanning 2200sqm, the exhibition is curated by the Deputy Director of the MNAM-CCI (Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre de Création Industrielle), Frédéric Migayrou, designed by Norman Foster and executed in collaboration with Foster + Partners and Norman Foster Foundation. Nigel Young / Foster + Partner The exhibition hosts an exceptional collection explored through the le... More

NewsNews • 20 Apr 2023

Foster + Partners and Apple complete their first flagship store in India

Located on a prominent corner of Jio World Drive, a new retail destination in Mumbai that is part of the Bandra Kurla Complex, Apple BKC marks the brand’s first flagship store in India. Stefan Behling, head of Studio Foster + Partners, explains that the design, with its finely crafted elements, locally sourced materials, and lush greenery, aims to lift spirits and embrace the creative energy of Mumbai.   An internationally recognizable component of the design concept is the visually seamless connection between indoors and out, made possible by 8-meter tall glass facades and a generous double-height volume. In addition, a row of fiscus trees further blurs the lines between the store and the public realm. A contrast to this trans... More

NewsNews • 27 Feb 2023

Foster + Partners complete the DY Patil University Centre of Excellence in Navi Mumbai

Marking Foster + Partners’ first educational project in India, the recently completed DY Patil University Centre of Excellence in Navi Mumbai is a ten-story building designed to provide high-quality learning and living spaces for approximately 3,000 students. Developed in close collaboration with University Chancellor Dr Vijay Patel, the LEED Platinum concept strongly emphasizes its response to the environment. Nigel Young / Foster+Partners At the outset of the project, Dr. Patil assembled a construction team, including local craftspeople in Navi Mumbai that could bring their unique and inspirational experience to the project. With collaboration being essential, the team refined manufacturing and construction techniques for... More

NewsNews • 29 Jan 2023

Foster + Partners complete flexible urban workspace ICÔNE for a post-covid world

In Belval, Luxembourg, Foster + Partners has completed the new office complex ICÔNE. The project's design process began in 2016, well before the pandemic. However, during the building's evolution, the pandemic highlighted the need for a more flexible urban workspace, which the ultimate design strives explicitly to provide. Additionally, the project is part of a significant revitalization of the site and surroundings, which form part of Belval's rich industrial heritage.  Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Designed in collaboration with local practice BFF architectes, the 18,000 square meter office complex comprises two wings surrounding a central atrium. The atrium is the heart of the project, open and bright with plentifu... More

NewsNews • 7 Nov 2022

Foster + Partners complete the soaring, structurally expressive 425 Park Avenue tower in Manhattan

Located in Manhattan alongside Modernist icons including the Seagram Building, Lever House, and the CBS Building, the recently completed 425 Park Avenue by Foster + Partners is the first full-block office building added to Park Avenue in over 50 years. Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Standing a total of 47-storeys in height, the building features a triple-height lobby, world-class office accommodation, external green spaces, and a 38-foot-tall penthouse floor. By offsetting the core and bracing the structure, the tower also offers flexible, open floorplates that can accommodate future changing requirements of the contemporary office space. Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Following detailed modelling and analysis of the s... More

NewsNews • 12 Jan 2022

Dramatic pyramidal roof peaks define Foster + Partners’ Datong Art Museum

Featuring four interconnected pyramidal roof peaks that appear to emerge from the earth below, the Datong Art Museum by Foster + Partners offers a new cultural destination for China and a new cultural hub for Datong region. In addition to its cultural program, the museum includes learning areas, a children’s gallery, a media library, an archive, and art storage facilities.  Yang Chaoying Visitors are guided to the museum’s entrance by diagonal paths cut into the landscape. Winding ramps then lead down to a sunken plaza, which doubles as an amphitheatre for outdoor performances. Visitors enter the building via a mezzanine level, which overlooks the Grand Gallery. Serving as the social heart of the museum, the Gallery m... More

NewsNews • 15 Dec 2021

Foster + Partners unveil Narbo Via Museum - a contemporary building inspired by the Roman antiquities it houses

Narbonne, France: British architectural and engineering firm Foster + Partners (in collaboration with museography design specialist Adrien Gardère Studio) have unveiled Narbo Via Museum – a contemporary building inspired by the Roman antiquities it houses. The museum site is adjacent to the picturesque Canal de la Robine waterway and was conceived both visually and thematically as a landmark of and monument to the region's rich archaeological history.   Nigel Young / Foster + Partners The 8000 sq. m building sits on a raised podium and is surrounded by landscaped areas. Gardens inspired by Roman courtyards and traditional French formal gardens offer tranquility and botanical learning opportunities, a large amphi... More

NewsNews • 2 Dec 2021

Apple at the Grove by Foster + Partners embraces the progressive spirit of Los Angeles

Adjacent to Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, this latest Apple store by Foster + Partners is situated in The Grove, a famous open-air shopping and entertainment complex that is one of Los Angeles’ most popular visitor destinations.  Nigel Young / Foster+Partners Exceptionally spacious and light-filled, the design brings together the spirit of the film and entertainment industry and the art of illusion within a soaring store volume that is amplified by a feature mirrored ceiling. The mirrored ceiling is made from a special fabric that gives the illusion that the 60-foot height volume is taller than its already impressive height.  Nigel Young / Foster+Partners Alongside this, five-foot-wide linear roof lights allo... More

NewsNews • 20 Aug 2021

Foster + Partners complete the future-minded Edmond and Lily Safra Centre for Brain Sciences

Featuring a perforated aluminium screen façade with a pattern derived from neurological brain structure, Foster + Partners has unveiled the Edmond and Lily Safra Centre for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A future-minded research facility for the scientific exploration of the brain, the building has been carefully situated in the naturally rugged centre of the campus and marks a gateway to the university.  Studio Harel Gilboa The building is arranged as two parallel wings around a central courtyard. The ground floor hosts teaching facilities, a 200-seat auditorium, a library, a café, and a publicly accessible gallery for the display of art related to the brain. The upper levels accomodate twent... More



Together, Foster & Partners and Porcelanosa Bathrooms have strived to develop an uncommon collection, in which all individually produced components work simultaneously in a holistic, harmonious way. Tono is defined by the options and flexibility that it offers. Almost any configuration is possible. Unified by a common, simple language of design and a palette of complementary materials and colour tones, the minimalist aesthetic highlights the honesty of the material, the simplicity of the form and the art of manufacturing. It is a full, integrated bathroom with a limitless selection of finishes and materials. More

NewsNews • 27 Apr 2021

Foster + Partners completes the RCC Headquarters in Russia

Marking their first project in Russia, Foster + Partners has completed the new headquarters of RCC, one of the world’s leading producers of copper. Located in the centre of Ekaterinburg, a main industrial and cultural hub, the 15-storey building’s innovative modular office units are enveloped in an energy-efficient enclosure that draws inspiration from the chemical structure of copper. Methanoia Courtesy of Foster + Partners The office layout is conceived as a ‘house for ‘ staff’ and deviates from conventional communal workspaces with rooms and spaces more intimate and domestic in scale. Each two-storey module comprises a pair of offices, stacked one on top of the other. This is expressed externally throu... More

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Gabriela Hearst store

Gabriela Hearst, the sustainable global fashion brand with an uncompromising commitment to the environment, has opened its first London outpost, designed by Foster + Partners. Having created a pioneering model for ecologically responsible clothing and accessories, the New York-based label’s first London store is underpinned by a similar sustainable ethos and care for the environment in its materiality and operation.   Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners said: “I was inspired by Gabriela’s tireless commitment to sustainability, which fits perfectly with our own enthusiasm for design that demonstrates concern for the environment. The store echoes this approach by using local and recycled m... More