Building the Future

Dominique Perrault

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to French architect Dominique Perrault.

Frédéric Migayrou

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to French museum curator and writer Frédéric Migayrou.

Thaddaeus Ropac

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Austrian gallerist Thaddeus Ropac.

Corinne Mentzelopoulos

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Château Margaux.

Laurent Le Bon

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk Laurent Le Bon, President of the Centre Pompidou.

Steven Abramowitz

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to restaurateur Steven Abramowitz.

Anselm Kiefer

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to German Artist Anselm Kiefer.

Richard Bryant

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Architectural Photographer Richard Bryant.

Cai Guo-Qiang

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Chinese Artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Mohsen Mostafavi

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Architect and Educator Mohsen Mostafavi.

Stella Li

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Stella Li, Executive Vice President of BYD and President of BYD Americas.

Ai Weiwei

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Juan Ignacio Vidarte

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Marina Abramović

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Serbian artist Marina Abramović.

Nick Mason

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to CBE Nicholas 'Nick' Mason, drummer and founding member of Pink Floyd.

David Arena

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet David Arena, Head of Global Corporate Real Estate for JPMorgan Chase.

Lauren Booth

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet American artist Lauren Booth.

Richard Long

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet British artist Richard Long.

Amanda Levete

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet British architect Amanda Levete.

Marc Quinn

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet British visual artist Marc Quinn.

Conrad Shawcross

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet British artist Conrad Shawcross.

Luis Fernández-Galiano

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Luis Fernández Galiano, architect, chair professor at Madrid’s school of Architecture (ETSAM) and director of the journals 'AV/Arquitectura Viva'.

Carlos Rubio

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we talk to Spanish architect Carlos Rubio.

Diego del Alcázar

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet Diego del Alcázar, Founder and President of Instituto de Empresa Business School, who speaks about Norman Foster's legacy on architecture and the Norman Foster Foundation.

Eugenio Galdón

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet Eugenio Galdón, Chairman and President at Grupo Multitel, who talks about Foster's architecture and its impact on urbanism.

Fernando Gutiérrez

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet designer Fernando Gutiérrez.

Ben Johnson

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet artist Ben Johnson, who talks about painting Norman Foster's architecture.

Patti Harris

For this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet Patti Harris, chief executive officer of Bloomberg Philanthropies, who speaks about Foster's project for Bloomberg in London.

Michael Bloomberg

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, Michael Bloomberg, co-founder of Bloomberg LP and three-term mayor of New York City, talks about the building Lord Foster built for Bloomberg UK in London.

Ruthie Rogers

For this episode of the 'Building the Future' series, we meet Chef Ruthie Rogers, Lady Rogers of Riverside, who tells us about her relationship with Lord Foster, and the impact his architecture has had not only on a global scale, but also on her life.

Ronnie Heyman

In this episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, Ronnie Heyman, president of MoMA’s board of trustees and trustee of both the Norton Museum of Art and the Society of the Four Arts in West Palm Beach, explains Norman Foster's work for the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, USA).

Paola Antonelli

In this episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we meet Paola Antonelli, senior curator in the department of architecture and design of the Museum of Modern Art, who emphasizes Norman Foster's great impact in modern architecture and design, and also speaks about the mission of the Norman Foster Foundation and its projects.

Benedetta Tagliabue

In this episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, Benedetta Tagliabue, founder of Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT, discusses the figure of Norman Foster and his relevance in modern architecture, focusing on how his projects have combined with history, finding a balance between modernity and the past.

Lynn Nesbit

For this episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, we meet Lynn Nesbit, Literary Agent, Co-founder of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, who talks about how important it is to be aware of the past in order to be able to take risks in the future.

Beatriz Colomina

In this episode our ‘Building the Future’ series, Beatriz Colomina, Director of the Program in Media and Modernity, School of Architecture, University of Princeton, NJ, USA, discusses the impact of Norman Foster's architecture, his legacy and the work carried out by Norman Foster Foundation.

Maya Lin

For this episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, we join Architect and Artist Maya Lin, Founder of Maya Lin Studio (New York, USA
). Writing an article about the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in the early eighties, she was deeply impacted by its design and innovation.

Gilbert C. Maurer

For this episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, we join Gilbert C. Maurer, Director and Former Chief Operating Officer of Hearst Corporation. Tasked with overseeing the design and construction of the company’s new headquarters, Maurer restricted possible candidates to Pritzker Prize winners. Among them was Norman Foster, whose achievements drew Maurer’s attention, and whose Hongkong and Shanghai Bank was for Maurer “the epitome of cool”.

Brian L. Roberts

For this episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, shares his personal experience of working with Norman Foster on the Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia. Looking back on the process, in Roberts’ own words, it was 'one of the most joyful and stimulating experiences I’ve ever been involved with'.

Patricia Urquiola

For this episode of the ‘Building the Future’ series, we are joined by award-winning architect and co-founder of Studio Urquiola, Patricia Urquiola. Recalling her time as a student in Madrid, she was already 'really interested' in Norman Foster’s work. When first flying into Stansted airport, Urquiola was immediately impressed by the building’s lightness and spatial qualities, stating 'this is what an airport should be'.

George Sexton

For this episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, George Sexton, Principal of George Sexton Associates, recounts his first collaboration with Norman Foster on the seminal Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. It was early 1974 when Sexton travelled to London for a meeting with Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury, the project’s clients, and the team behind the project, which included Norman and Wendy Foster.

David Levinson

In this episode our ‘Building the Future’ series, David Levinson, Chairman and CEO of L&L Holding Company, discusses working with Norman Foster on 425 Park Avenue, New York. Focusing on modern interventions into historical buildings, the renovated Berlin Reichstag first drew Levinson’s attention to Norman Foster. While watching the construction of Hearst Tower, Levinson promised himself that: 'One day, I’m going to do a project with Norman Foster'.

Estrella de Diego

For the twenty-second episode of our 'Building the Future' series, award-winning art and architecture writer, researcher and academic, Estrella de Diego shares her experiences of Norman Foster’s architecture, the significance of his archive and the continuing importance of manual drawing.

Richard Cashin

For the twenty-first episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we join Richard Cashin, President of One Equity Partners, and former member of the U.S. Olympic rowing team, who discusses his first meeting with Norman Foster, and collaborating with him on a philanthropic project in New York City. Their shared passion for cycling and outdoor sports brought the two men together almost fifteen years ago.

Frank A. Bennack

In the twentieth episode of the 'Building the Future' series, Frank A. Bennack Jr., Executive Vice Chairman and former C.E.O. of Hearst, shares his experience of overseeing the construction of Hearst Tower. The company wanted “the very best”, and Bennack travelled to London to discuss the project with Norman Foster. Aware of his reputation, Bennack decided that Foster “was the right person for us”.

Kenneth Frampton

For the nineteenth episode of our 'Building the Future' series, we join Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, New York, and a leading writer on twentieth-century Modernism. He recounts first meeting Norman Foster during the early 1960s and, for Frampton, the designs of Norman Foster’s studio exemplify a 'rational objectivity', comparable to the works of Mies van der Rohe.

Peter Eisenman

For the eighteenth episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, Peter Eisenman, founder and principal of Eisenman Architects, recalls first encountering Norman Foster, and shares his thoughts on current and future challenges facing architecture, and how these can be overcome successfully.

Lord Jacob Rothschild

For the seventeeth episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, we join an eminent acquaintance of Norman Foster, Lord Jacob Rothschild. Their first encounter was more than forty years ago and, with a longstanding interest in architecture, Lord Rothschild draws attention to the consistent high quality, the responsiveness to technology and the understanding of urbanism, which combine to make Norman Foster’s output “a miracle of an achievement”.

Farshid Moussavi

For the sixteenth episode of our ‘Building the Future’ series, British Architect Farshid Moussavi, founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture, narrates how she came to encounter Norman Foster through his work and his renown as the studio had just completed the Renault Factory.

Sara Fox

In this episode of ‘Building the Future’, Sara Fox, Principal at Fox&Co Consulting, recounts her collaboration with Norman Foster for 30 St Mary Axe, London. As New Buildings Director for Swiss Re, Fox was drawn to Foster’s “uncanny ability” to notice the smallest detail which needed revision, and a team she was “exceeding lucky” to work with in realising the client’s requirements.

Lord Peter Palumbo

In this episode of the ‘Building the Future’ series, we meet property developer and art collector, Lord Peter Palumbo. A former Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, he speaks of his admiration for Norman Foster whose most famous early buildings came as ‘a revelation’ in a country which frequently takes a long time to acknowledge its own artists.