FOSTER + PARTNERS: Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation


When: 01/01/16 - 14/02/16: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Where: Mori Arts Center Gallery, 6-10-1 Roppongi

The Gherkin in London, the Reichstag in Berlin and Cupertino’s Apple Campus 2 are some of the contemporary architectural masterpieces created by international design studio Foster + Partners. The first exhibition to comprehensively survey the studio’s last half-century of activity, “Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation” includes models, videos, furniture, graphics, products and plans focusing on around 50 representative projects.

Founded in 1967 by architect Norman Foster, the studio has completed more than 300 projects in 45 countries. Lord Foster, also the subject of the 2010 documentary film, “How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?,” is a protégé of architect/system theorist R. Buckminster Fuller, and has been awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize, regarded as the Nobel Prize of architecture.

The exhibition, which is organized by the Mori Art Museum, highlights Foster + Partners’ organizational pursuit of themes such as “tradition and the future” as well as “humans and the environment.” Showcased are projects that have outfitted traditional structures with state-of-the-art technology, such as the Reichstag, and in the case of the under-construction Apple Campus 2, the image of sustainable architecture of the near-future is represented. The setting of the exhibition at the Sky Gallery, inside the Roppongi Hills observation deck, affords visitors panoramic views of Tokyo while stimulating curiosity about the future of the city’s own landscape.

—Luca Eandi

FOSTER + PARTNERS: Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation

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