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Guillermo Rodriguez, Norman Foster Foundation, Nigel Young/ Foster + Partners

Our Favourites: Three pavilions by Foster + Partners

The ice pavilion in St. Moritz in Switzerland, the glass pavilion of the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid and finally the filigree pavilion at Vieux Port in Marseille give new charm to their surroundings.

A Stage for St. Moritz: Eispavillon by Foster + Partners

With the Eispavillon, Lord Norman Foster would like to make Kulm Park in St. Moritz a social centre for visitors and residents alike. The building will function like a small stadium. In the adjacent Country Club, visitors can look at the park from the restaurant. The dramatically jutting canopy serves as a setting for many different outdoor events.

Client: Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz

Architecture: Foster + Partners

Location: St. Moritz (CH)


Norman Foster Foundation: Opening of new glass pavilion in Madrid

The Norman Foster Foundation is independent of the architectural practice of Foster + Partners, although Foster leads the Foundation's design studio and is responsible for the design of the glass pavilion that has been installed in the Foundation's courtyard. Particular consideration was given to local expertise in the planning and construction of the structure, with eleven of the twelve consultants and six of the nine construction companies involved in the project stemming from Spain, for example.

Client: Norman Foster Foundation

Architecture: Design-Studio der Norman Foster Foundation (Norman Foster, David Delgado, Raúl Gómez und Jorge López)

Glass facade: Frener & Reifer

Location: Madrid (ES)

Finely wrought pavilion by Foster + Partners at the Vieux-Port

One of the main projects surrounding the old town of Marseille as the European Capital of Culture for 2013 was the redesign of the harbour basin and shoreline promenade according to plans by Foster + Partners and landscape architect Michel Desvigne. The main attraction is an elegant steel pavilion whose burnished surfaces reflect the comings and goings on the square and in the port.

Architecture: Foster + Partners
Location: Vieux Port, Marseille, France

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