Dream Builders: Norman Foster

09 April 2013

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD


Very high interest resulted in all RIBA tickets for this event being booked within a day of release.

The world's greatest architects talk to Razia Iqbal at the RIBA.

Norman Foster is one of the most prominent living architects in the world today. His work and the practice he created in 1967, has perhaps more than any other shaped the modern concept of the ‘global architect’ with project offices in more than twenty countries and over 600 awards worldwide.

He was a pioneer of buildings that fused advanced engineering with technological finesse and has employed this approach over the past four decades on everything from one off private houses to entire city masterplans. Key projects include the HSBC bank in Hong Kong, the Reichstag in Berlin, the British Museum Courtyard, Swiss re (Gherkin) Tower and Milennium Bridge in London and more recently the Millau Viaduct in France, the carbon neutral city of Masdar in the UAE and Beijing Airport - the largest single building on the planet.

He became the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate in 1999 and was awarded the Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture in 2002. In 1990 he was granted a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, and in 1999 was honoured with a Life Peerage, becoming Lord Foster of Thames Bank.

In partnership with the BBC, the RIBA brings you an opportunity to direct questions to Norman Foster as he is interviewed by Razia Iqbal on an astonishing international career in architecture and the projects, visions and occasional controversies that have defined it.

A recording of the event will be broadcast by the BBC World Service in 2013.


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