Five 'big facts' about Norman Foster and his works

Great feats of Foster as an Architect!

Norman Foster World Records Big Facts

The World’s Largest Airport - The Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, which takes up about 570,000sqm on the first terminal alone, and 140,000sqm on the second terminal is designed by architect Foster.

The interior of the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok

• World’s tallest bridge - designed by Norman Foster, along with Michel Virlogeux. Millau Viaduct, located in Southern France near Millau, soars 343 meters (1,125 ft) at its highest point, making it 19 meters (62ft) taller than the Eiffel Tower itself. It was only constructed in three short years, with a structural guarantee of 120 years.

The Millau Viaduct designed byNorman Foster

•  Foster and co-architect Mike Cook designed the world’s tallest tensile building, the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center. It is located in Astana, Kazakhstan. This work  has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as well.

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in Astana Kazakhstan

World’s most noble award for architecture – Pritzker prize for the year 1999 was received by Norman Foster. He has also won 400 other awards including Royal Gold Medal for Achitecture (1983), the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture (1991), the AIA Gold Medal (1994)and the Prince of Asturias Award (2009) under arts section for his excellence.

The London skyscraper, 30 St Mary Axe designed by Norman Foster

Norman Foster holds the largest architecture Practice in UK – Foster + Partners, which has also joined a series of design offices that will enter the international competition to design a replacement spire for Notre Dame Cathedral. Foster has proposed a glass and steel replacement that will be “light and airy” for the cathedral’s ruined roof.

To know more about Notre Dame, continue reading here - 7 Awesome facts we bet you didn't know about Notre Dame, Paris.

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