The Architects Who Made London – Norman Foster

The Architects Who Made London – Norman Foster

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Starting a new series I which the Footprints of London Guides nominate architects who have defined the look of London. To start Neil Sinclair nominates Norman Foster.

The Great Court British Museum

The Great Court British Museum

“If it’s late 20th and early 21st century buildings and an undeniably dramatic impact on the London skyline, then my nomination is Norman Foster. What a roll-call of stunningly distinctive and iconic modern architecture. The Millennium Bridge, Gherkin, Great Court British Musem, Wembley Stadium Arch and City Hall, to name only a few of his  arresting and varied designs. They combine originality, grace and space without stooping to pastiche, form over functionality or boring conformity. And he’s a really nice bloke from humble origins who manages to be fairly modest and relatively unassuming (very rare attributes for any top architect, especially one showered with building design awards, a knighthood and life peerage)”

The Gherkin

The Gherkin

City Hall

City Hall

So which architect would you nominate? Enter your choice in the comments below.

 

All pictures Copyright Neil Sinclair 2015

 

 

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