Foster + Partners: Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation

About the Exhibition

Swiss Re (30 St. Mary Axe)
London, UK
Photo: Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters
Hong Kong
Photo: Ian Lambot

Beijing International Airport
Beijing, China
Photo: Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Millau Viaduct
Gorge Du Tarn, Aveyron, France
Photo: Daniel Jamme/Eiffage

The first large-scale exhibition in Japan to comprehensively survey Foster + Partners, the international architecture and design studio led by Norman Foster.

Founded in 1967 by architect Norman Foster, Foster + Partners is an international architecture and design studio that has completed more than 300 projects in 45 countries around the globe. They have created numerous contemporary architectural masterpieces that will be familiar to anyone who has travelled to the cities concerned, including the London headquarters of Swiss Re (known locally as The Gherkin) and the Reichstag, which houses the German parliament and has become a major tourist attraction in Berlin as the symbol of German reunification. As well, they are involved in a series of projects that could be said to epitomize innovation in architecture, including the new Apple Campus 2, and lunar habitations made from lunar soil using a robot-operated 3D printer. Throughout its history, Foster + Partners has consistently pursued such universal themes as "tradition and the future" and "humans and the environment" as they create architecture and cities based, on innovative ideas. "Architecture Urbanism, Innovation" will be the first exhibition in Japan to comprehensively survey Foster + Partners' design activities over the last half century through a vast array of items including models, videos, furniture, computer graphics, products, plans and sketches focusing on around 50 representative projects.

Foster + Partners: Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation

Exhibition Period: Friday, January 1 - Sunday, February 14, 2016
Venue: Sky Gallery,Tokyo City View, 52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,Tokyo
Organizer: Mori Art Museum
In Association with: British Council
Corporate sponsors: Obayashi Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Permasteelisa Group, Toyota Motor Corporation,
Fujitec Co., Ltd., Haseman Co., Ltd., Irie Miyake Architects & Engineers, Kajima Corporation,
Kandenko Co.,Ltd., Kenchiku Setsubi Sekkei Kenkyusho, Kume Sekkei Co., Ltd.,
Kyudenko Corporation, Miwa Lock Co.,Ltd., Nihon Sekkei, Inc., Sanken Setsubi Kogyo Co., Ltd.,
Sanki Engineering Co., Ltd., Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Yamashita Sekkei Inc., Kinden Corporation,
Komaihaltec Inc., Shinryo Corporation
Production Support: inter. office ltd., Color Kinetics Japan Inc., Takamura Co., Ltd.,
Imamura Laboratory, Chiba Institute of Technology
Support: Suntory Beer Limited
Exhibition planning: Mori Art Museum, Foster + Partners
Obayashi Panasonic Permasteelisa Group TOYOTA

Reichstag, New German Parliament
Berlin, Germany
Photo: Rudi Meisel