Fostering Society: Foster + Partners: Exhibition on Responsible Architecture Pioneers at the UQAM Centre de Design

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Fostering Society: Foster + Partners: Exhibition on Responsible Architecture Pioneers at the UQAM Centre de Design

Montréal, Canada

UQAM Centre de Design


Montréal, Canada, 2018-01-22 –

An exhibition on the work of the internationally renowned integrated design firm Foster + Partners opens at the UQAM Centre de Design on February 8. Fostering Society: Foster + Partners, one of the Centre’s most ambitious exhibitions to date, will focus on the outstanding achievements of the London-based global firm, as well as its advances in sustainable development long before people had started talking about environmental responsibility.

Dates: February 8 to April 15, 2018 
Opening: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6 p.m.
Curator: Börkur Bergmann, Director of the Centre de Design

Foster + Partners
Founded in 1967 by Lord Norman Foster, who heads the firm, Foster + Partners works on every aspect of design, from concept to realization and from architecture to industrial and urban design. For the past 50 years, Foster + Partners has consistently demonstrated a commitment to making the human element central to its projects.

Foster + Partners has been a pioneer in sustainable development and environmental responsibility in both the design and the realization of its projects. Lord Foster strongly believes that environmental quality affects the users’ quality of life. The firm was demonstrably ahead of its time, installing a green roof at the Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters, Ipswich, in 1975, and creating the world’s first environmentally friendly high-rise for Commerzbank, Frankfurt in 1997.

Research and innovation have always been paramount to achieving this standard of sustainable and human development. Another feature of the firm is its collective approach to the work, involving professionals from each discipline (architects, engineers, etc.) from the beginning of the design process.

We can credit Foster + Partners with several impressive achievements around the world, including the Millau Viaduct in France, a bridge with the tallest pylons in the world, and the highest road bridge in Europe that is taller than the Eiffel Tower, which for many years was the tallest structure in France; and Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport in China, which is the second-largest terminal building in the world while being exemplary in terms of user experience, environmental responsibility and operational efficiency.

Lecture
The New International Airport of Mexico City
By Nigel Dancey, Senior Executive Partner and Head of Studio
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Address: room DS-R510, 320 St. Catherine Street East, Montreal
Free admission

Address and opening hours
UQAM Centre de Design
1440 Sanguinet (corner of St. Catherine East)
Montreal (Berri-UQAM metro)
Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission

Information
Phone: +1 514-987-3395
www.centrededesign.com 
Facebook Page

Exclusive media visit
Members of the media are invited to an exclusive preview tour of the exhibition with its curator Börkur Bergmann and two key members of Foster + Partners, Nigel Dancey, Senior Executive Partner and Head of Studio, and Katy Harris, Senior Partner and Head of Communications. 
Time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 2 p.m.
Place: UQAM Centre de Design
Duration: 1 hour

Please reserve your place with the undersigned.


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Media contact

  • Centre de design de l’UQAM
  • Maude N. Béland, Press Relations Officer
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  • +1 514 987-3000, ext. 1707

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2018 -Future project – New International Airport, Mexico City, Mexico

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Foster + Partners

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1975 – Willis, Faber & Dumas, Headquarter, Ipswich, England

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Foster + Partners

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1994 – Stansted Airport, United Kingdom

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Foster + Partners

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1975 – Willis, Faber & Dumas, Headquarter, Ipswich, England

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Foster + Partners

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2000 – British Museum, London, England

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Foster + Partners

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2004 – Millau Viaduct, France

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Foster + Partners

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2004 – Swiss-RE Headquarter, London, England

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Foster + Partners

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2009 – Beijing Airport, China

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Foster + Partners

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2015 – Crossrail Station and Retail, Canary Wharf, United Kingdom

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Foster + Partners

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2016 – Maggie’s Centre Manchester, United Kingdom

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Foster + Partners

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Fostering Sociery: Foster + Partners / Exhibition poster

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Centre de design de l’UQAM



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