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Project • By Foster + PartnersOffices

MOL Campus

Designs for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary were revealed today. The new building is a vision for the workplace of the future that places sustainability at the heart of the campus. Located in southern Budapest, it is set to be the tallest building in the city, consolidating the company’s Budapest operations in a single location. Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners said: “This is a landmark project for several reasons, not only for MOL but also for Budapest. It presents a unique challenge – to ensure that the building meets the functional needs of the organisation, follows the highest standards of sustainability, and is respectful of its historic... More

Project • By 100architectsPrivate Houses

Underwater office

100architects was commissioned by ClubMed to design their new office space in Shanghai. This project was in collaboration with the product designer Diego Fuertes. The French company was moving its Asia-Pacific Headquarter to the recently finished Bund Financial Center, at The Bund, designed by Foster + Partners &Heatherwick Studio. Club Med is specialized in the market of all-inclusive holidays, with many vacation villages and resorts in the most exotic and breathtaking destinations around the World. From the very first meetings with them, they state very clearly that Club Med is an unconventional company, and their new office should reflect extravagancy, presenting themselves as a young & fresh company. Therefore, when brainstor... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersTrain stations

Ourense Station

Designs for the refurbishment and extension of the Ourense FFCC Station in Galicia, Spain, by Foster + Partners and Juan Cabanelas have been unveiled. The integrated design brings together high-speed rail and bus stations in a major urban intervention, which will open pedestrian links between the districts on either side of the tracks, and create a vibrant new public plaza for the city. Capitalising on the practice’s extensive experience in designing spaces for travel combined with pivotal urban interventions, the project represents a unique opportunity for Ourense. It will create key infrastructure for the future development of the city, while also providing it a new social focus. The existing railway line is being upgraded to accom... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersOffices

Lendlease Tower

Foster + Partners has been appointed to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay. Located between George and Pitt streets – a stone’s throw away from the city’s famous harbour – the scheme is characterised by a network of pedestrian laneways that criss-cross the site at different levels. The laneways will be lined with shops, cafes and bars, celebrating Sydney as a unique destination. Gerard Evenden, Head of Studio and Senior Executive Partner, Foster + Partners, who led the design team remarked: “We wanted Circular Quay Tower and its surroundings to be of its place, taking advantage of its topography and unique location near Sydney Harbour. The tower will b... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersUniversities

Masdar Institute campus

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs officially inaugurated the Masdar Institute today, at which the architect Lord Foster was present. The Masdar Institute, devoted to researching sustainability, is the first building to be fully operational within Masdar City. The masterplan, by Foster + Partners, incorporates lessons which have evolved over centuries of traditional Arabian architecture. The Masdar Institute is the first building of its kind to be powered entirely by renewable solar energy. It will be used as a pilot t... More

Project • By Tzannes Associates | Architecture Urban DesignVillages

Central Park Sydney

Tzannes and Cox Richardson and Foster + Partners have won the State’s highest award for urban design, the Lloyd Rees Award for 2017, and also an Architecture award for Sustainable Architecture, for their work on the visionary and ambitious urban renewal precinct, Central Park Sydney. The jury said Central Park was ‘an exemplar of precinct renewal’, one that ‘demonstrates the importance of transit-orientated high density developments particularly when population growth and the pull to more intensive urbanisation are key issues facing many cities throughout the world.” The success of the Central Park urban village demonstrates how a former industrial site can be transformed into a low-energy, high density, culturally vibrant and attract... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersShops

Apple Orchard Road

Apple Orchard Road is the first Apple Flagship in Singapore, highlighting its role as a global centre for creativity. Its design reflects the vibrancy and innovative spirit of the city-state. The project is another example of the close collaboration between Foster + Partners and the design team at Apple led by chief design officer, Sir Jonathan Ive and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores. Located along the tree-lined avenue, Orchard Road – at the heart of the garden city – the flagship aims to create a new social focus, while working with nature. It blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. Singapore is considered one of the greenest cities in the world, and the new flagship embodies this theme, inspire... More

Project • By Graphic Concrete Ltd.Memorials

SC Johnson Fortaleza Hall

Inspired Architecture by Foster + Partners: SC Johnson Fortaleza Hall.Fortaleza Hall honors the SC Johnson family history and celebrates the spirit of adventure. Curved graphic concrete™ interior walls add to the visual effect of the experience of Project Honor: Fortaleza Hall and the Community Building.Photography: James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography Fabio Gherardi Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc. More

Project • By Foster + PartnersShopping Centres

Apple Dubai Mall

Apple Dubai Mall with one of the world’s largest kinetic art installations opens to visitors Apple Dubai Mall is reinventing the traditional introverted idea of mall-based retail as a more outward looking experience that engages with the spectacle of urban life. Its design is a highly innovative response to the culture and climate of the Emirates, while also demonstrating Apple’s pioneering ambition to create inspirational civic spaces for all. Located in Dubai Mall – one of the most visited urban centres in the world, attracting over 80 million visitors every year since 2014 – the new Apple Dubai Mall occupies the most pivotal position in the city, alongside the iconic Burj Khalifa and overlooking the famous Dubai Fountains. Spanni... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersPavilions

Refurbished Kulm Eispavillon in St Moritz

The new Kulm Eispavillon in St Moritz opens to the public today, a regeneration project that is set to reinstate Kulm Park as the social focus of this part of the resort by returning it to the community. The initial aim of the project was to restore the existing 1905 eispavillon which played host to the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. The building had been abandoned for many years, and had fallen into a state of extreme disrepair. The new scheme brings the building back to its original state with the ice skating rink as the focus, also introducing a new club restaurant and sun terrace for visitors and the local Engadin community to enjoy. To expand the old eispavillon’s capacity to host events, a new multipurpose pavilion has been incorp... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersHotels

Jabal Omar Development

Foster + Partners’ competition winning scheme for a new luxury hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Makkah has been revealed. Inspired by traditional Arab architecture, it’s design reinterprets the traditional dense building clusters, creating a new contemporary vernacular that respects its sacred location. Following the mountainous terrain, its cascading vertical elements form a new topography. The new mixed-use development will create a new gateway along the route to the Grand Mosque for pilgrims from the world over. Luke Fox, Head of Studio and Senior Executive Partner, Foster + Partners who attended the ceremony said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the competition. Makkah is one of the most unique cities in the wor... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersOffices

Varso Tower

At 310 metres, Varso Tower is the tallest building in the European Union.The building’s mixed-use programme of offices and two public observation decks with a restaurant and its connection with Warsaw’s main railway station strengthen the Polish capital’s position as a regional financial and commercial centre.Buro Happold was responsible for the building services on a complex site in the dense urban context Aaron Hargreaves Aaron Hargreaves Forming the focal point of Warsaw’s skyline and the cornerstone of the flagship Varso Place development, Varso Tower is the tallest building in the European Union and is set to become a highly sought-after destination for businesses, residents and tourists. The 53-store... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersConcert Halls

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno

Official opening of new city hall in Buenos Aires Lord Foster has attended opening celebrations in Buenos Aires today for the new Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, a sustainable new city hall for the Mayor and 1,500 staff – and the practice’s first civic project in Argentina. Spanning an entire city block in Parque Patricios, the building is a catalyst for the regeneration of the neighbourhood and combines an environmentally efficient design with an innovative, highly flexible internal arrangement of terraced working floors. Entry is through a soaring four-storey-high atrium. Full-height glass walls fill the space with natural light and create a visual connection with the adjacent park. The four tiers of workspaces step back to crea... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersWineries

New winery for Château Margaux

Château Margaux is a Premier Cru and one of the world’s leading wine producers. Since it was built in the early 19th century, the Bordeaux estate has evolved to meet changing operational requirements, but no longer has the capacity to adapt to meet future needs. Following a 2009 study, the practice has been appointed to design the first new construction on the site for 200 years, providing the estate with the flexibility and new facilities that will support its continued quest for excellence. To address the dual challenge of meeting exacting technical requirements, and integrating with the existing collection of buildings, the approach has been holistic. The original estate was planned as an entire farming village, with the chateau surr... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersMasterplans

New Slussen Masterplan

Today marks a unique moment in Stockholm’s history as work starts on site at Slussen, located at the heart of the historic city and its archipelago. The construction of the New Slussen is one of the largest urban transformation projects in Sweden. It was won by Foster + Partners following an international competition and is being designed in collaboration with the City of Stockholm. Following extensive public consultation, the SEK 12 Billion project will create a dynamic urban quarter, responding to its historic context and transforming the city centre. Slussen, built in 1642, is the lock that separates the sea from the fresh water of Lake Mälaren. In 1935 the lock was extensively covered by Lundborg’s and William-Olsson’s “four-leaf clo... More