Foster + partners

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Project • By Foster + PartnersArt Galleries

Museum of Fine Arts

Today, at a dedication ceremony, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), unveiled a major redevelopment and new wing designed by Foster + Partners. The masterplan reinstates the original formal axis of the Museum and opens it up to the Back Bay Fens and the linear park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1877. The MFA’s new wing creates 53 new galleries and houses the Art of the Americas collections, one of the premier assemblages of American art. Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the MFA, made the opening address, which was followed by further speeches, including one by Lord Foster, with remarks by United States Senator from Massachusetts, the Honourable Scott Brown, and the Reverend Peter Gomes of Harvard Divinity School... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersBanks

VietinBank Business Centre

A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for VietinBank Business Centre, Foster + Partners' first project in Vietnam. Bringing together the Bank’s headquarters, conference, hotel and leisure facilities, the landmark towers are strategically located between central Hanoi and the airport, demonstrating the emergence of Vietnam as an international financial centre. The 300,000-square-metre mixed-use development comprises two towers, connected by a seven-storey podium building containing conference facilities, luxury shops, cafes and restaurants and topped by roof top gardens. The taller tower, at 68-storeys, will provide an energy-efficient new headquarters for VietinBank, one of Vietnam’s largest banking groups. The second, 48-storey tower... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersOffices

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower revives a dream from the 1920s, when William Randolph Hearst envisaged Columbus Circle as a vibrant new quarter for media and entertainment companies in Manhattan. Hearst commissioned a six-storey Art Deco block on Eighth Avenue to house his publishing empire. When it was completed in 1928 he anticipated that the building would eventually form the base for a landmark tower, though no scheme was ever advanced. Echoing an approach developed in the Reichstag and the Great Court at the British Museum, the challenge in designing such a tower at some seventy years remove was to establish a creative dialogue between old and new. The new forty-two-storey tower provides almost one million square feet of office space. It rises above t... More