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Yale School of Management by Foster + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2014 5:10 pm | Education

The new Eduward P. Evans Hall of the Yale School of Management combines the latest teaching facilities and inspirational social spaces to unite the Yale faculty departments in a single location that provides a lot of transparency and connection with the green areas nearby. The project was designed by the Foster + Partners architectural practice with special attention given to the design since Lord Foster was himself a former student of the Yale School of Architecture and he gave a…

Shanghai Finance Center by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Dec 2013 2:37 pm | Other

The new Bund Finance Center located in the historic center of Shanghai was designed by the Foster + Partners architectural practice in collaboration with the Heatherwick Studio as a multipurpose waterfront destination that will connect the old town, the Bund and the new financial district. The project will spread over a surface of 420000 square meters and consist of eight structures with a large landscaped plaza in the center. Toward the southern end of the project there will be two…

Turin University Faculty Building by Foster + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Aug 2013 6:46 pm | Education

The architectural practice of Foster + Partners designed the Faculty Building of the Turin University which is able to accommodate 5000 students. The structure is a composition of brushed metal bands and reflective glazing consolidating the faculty of law and political science in the two volumes that have been linked through a single roof canopy. The geometry of the building was determined through solar path analysis so that the overhang is placed to offer optimal cooling and through tri-generation heating…

Dolder Grand Hotel

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Aug 2013 10:39 am | Hotels & Spas

The original Dolder Grand Hotel was opened in 1899 and since then it became a renowned location for glamour and luxury hosting renowned figures such as Henry Kissinger, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Liz Taylor or Nelson Mandela. The hotel is located at the edge of Zurich offering great views of the city and the Alps as well as standing near a forest and a lake. The hotel offers 173 luxurious rooms and it went through a renovation project that employed…

The Troika by Foster + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jun 2013 11:36 am | Skyscrapers

Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The Troika was completed in 2011 and is currently the highest and the most luxurious residential complex in the entire country. The project was designed by the architectural practice of Foster + Partners based in London and it tries to offer an urban escape which is spread into three towers. The exterior façade of the building was built to provide safety in case of environmental hazards and the bathrooms in the residential units were equipped…

The Bow by Foster + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jun 2013 4:07 pm | Skyscrapers

The architectural practice of Foster + Partners designed The Bow skyscraper located in the city of Calgary, Canada. With 58 floors and a height of 247 meters, this is currently the tallest building in the city and also the tallest in Canada with the exception of Toronto. The shape of the structure was determined through an analysis of the climate and the convex surface is designed to reduce the effect the strong winds have on the building, while the other…

The new Kuwait International Airport

By : Mark V | 8 Oct 2011 9:14 am | Airports, Infrastructure

The Kuwait International Airport is a very bold project since it has a paramount importance for the Gulf region. The new airport will have an innovative design-a modern approach and a practical one, too since the climate in Kuwait is one of the hottest in the entire world. Foster+ Partners are handling the design of the airport, being inspired by local forms and using local materials, too. The plan is to increase the airport’s capacity of receiving more passengers; initially…

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