Norman Foster, One of the most prolific British architect of his generation says “Architecture is generated by people’s needs, both spiritual and material, and that has always been a guiding principle.” He is a Pritzker Prize victor and one of England’s superior planners. As Norman belongs to Manchester, he was taught at the Yale School of Architecture, first set up training in 1963 and now manages a staff of 750 at his London office. Throughout his vocation, he has built up a notoriety for going up against sizable ventures and reviving noteworthy structures with a present day look. Below mentioned are 20+ Norman Foster’s Building Architecture Designs.
1. Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, England
Sage Gateshead is a concert venue and a centre for musical education. It is located in Gateshead on the south bank of the river Tyne in the North East of England.
2. Hearst Tower – New York, USA
Hearst Tower is the headquarter of Hearst Communications with various publications and communication companies of the media conglomerate. It is a building with 300 West 57th Street and 959 Eighth Avenue located near Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, in New York city.
3. 30 St Mary Axe (“The Gherkin”) – London, UK
30 St Mary Axe (“The Gherkin” a commercial skyscraper located in the primary district of London, The City of London. It was opened in April 2004. It contains 41 storeys and is 181 metres tall.
4. Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters – Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters is the headquarter building of the HSBC corporation. The headquarters are located along the southern side of Statue Square, near the location of the old City Hall, Hong Kong.
5. Reichstag, New German Parliament – Berlin, Germany
Reichstag was built to house the parliament of the German Empire. The parliament was controversial even before the construction began.
6. Beijing Airport – Beijing, China
Beijing Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing. It is located 32 km northeast of Beijing’s city center in an enclave of Chaoyang District.
7. Dresden Hauptbahnhof – Germany
Dresden Hauptbahnhof is the largest passenger station in the Saxon capital of Dresden. This station is located south of the Inner Old Town in the Seevorstadt.
8. Great Court at the British Museum London – London, UK
Great Court Museum is located at Bloomsbury area of London. The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art, and culture. Its permanent collection totals to 8 million works.
9. City Hall – London, UK
City Hall, located in Southwark, on the bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge. It is the headquarter of Greater London Authority(GLA). It comprises of Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
10. Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters,Ipswich – United Kingdom
The Willis building is located in Ipswich, England. It is one of the earliest buildings built by Norman Foster after establishing Foster Associates.
11. Chek Lap Kok Airport – Hong Kong, China
Chek Lap Kok is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The island largely comprises land reclaimed for the construction of airport itself.
12. Spaceport America – New Mexico, USA
Spaceport America is a FAA-licensed airport located on 18000 acres of State Trust Land in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin in New Mexico.
13. The Bow – Alberta
The Bow is an office building with a height of 158,000-square-metre. The building is for the headquarters of Encana Corporation and Cenovus Energy, in downtown Calgary, Alberta.
14. Jameson House – British Columbia
Jameson House, an award winning and world-class architecture. It is an impressive example of sophisticated design and heritage restoration.
15. World Port Center – Netherlands
World Port Center is a 33 storey skyscraper in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tower was commissioned by ING Real Estate Development. In 1992, Norman Foster designed the master plan of the entire Wilhelminapier, where the World Port Centre is standing.
16. Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy – Toronto, Ontario
The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a pharmacy school and an academic division of the University of Toronto. It is an award winning structure along with better educational facilities.
17. Khan Shatyr – Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
Khan Shatyr is an entertainment center. It is a giant transparent tent in Astana. It is built entirely in a distinctively neo futurist style and was unveiled by the President of Kazakhstan in 2006.
18. Apple Park – California
Apple Park is one of the latest architectures of Norman Foster. Apple Park is the headquarters of Apple Inc located in Cupertino, California.
19. Wembley Stadium – London HA9 0WS, UK
Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley, London. It was opened in 2007. The stadium hosts major football including home matches of the England National Football Team and the FA Final Cup.
20. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – UK
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an art gallery and the museum that is located on the campus of University of East Anglia, England. The building contains a collection of world art was one of the first major public buildings designed by Norman Foster.
21. Palace of Peace and Reconciliation – Kazakhstan
The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, also known as Pyramid of Peace and Accord is a 77 m high building in Astana. The pyramid portion of the building is 62 m high and sits on a 15 m high earth covered block.
22. Bayterek Tower – Astana, Kazakhstan
Bayterek is a monument and observation tower in Astana. A tourist attraction is popular with foreign visitors.
23. Torre Caja Madrid – Spain
Torre Caja Madrid are the new headquarters of Caja Madrid and is the largest bank in Spain. It is 34 storey building located on the site of the former Real Madrid training grounds.
24. Torre de Collserola – Barcelona, Spain
Torre de Collserola is a uniquely designed tower located on the Tibidabo hill in Barcelona, Spain. This tower was built in 1991.
25. Commerzbank Tower – Frankfurt, Germany
Commerzbank Tower is a 56-storey futurist skyscraper owned by Samsung of Korea in the banking district of Frankfurt, Germany. It was built in September 2016.
26. Deutsche Bank Place – New South Wales
Deutsche Bank Place is a 240-metre-high skyscraper in Sydney, Australia. It is located at 126 Phillip Street. It was built in 2005.