Foster and Partners

Foster Partners is one of the most famous architectural firms in the world. The company was founded by Norman Foster. Among the most famous orders, the redesign of the Reichstag in Berlin, the headquarters of Swiss Re in London counted ( 30 St Mary Axe ), the construction of the Millau Viaduct in southern France, as well as the redevelopment of London's Wembley Stadium.


Norman Foster founded following his departure from Team 4 in 1967, the office of Foster Associates, took place in the 1990s, the name changed to ' Foster Partners ' to take account of the increasing influence of other architects in the partnership.


The founder Norman Foster serves today as Chairman, the head of the office has taken over as Chief Executive Mouzhan Majidi. Besides working at Foster Partners thirteen " senior partner ", about seventy per "Partners" and " Associate Partners" and about a hundred and twenty " Associates ".

In addition to the traditional services of an architectural practice Foster Partners also offers the design of details and accessories, ie activities that normally take a product designer.

The company emphasizes its flexible organization and built its own offices wherever it looked larger projects. Headquartered in London - at the Riverside Centre on the Thames.

Foster Partners currently employs around 900 people worldwide even after more than 1400 in 2008.

In the headlines office fell in early 2009, as the prepared closure of the Berlin Dependence, in which all employees should be released immediately without notice, was revealed prematurely by the press.

Selected Projects



Under construction

  • New "CO2 - neutral science city " Masdar, Abu Dhabi
  • Two World Trade Center ( after 2015, new buildings at Ground Zero New York in New York City )
  • Masdar City in Abu Dhabi ( under construction, 2008-2016 )
  • The Domain, Abu Dhabi ( under construction, 2008-2012)
  • VietinBank Business Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam ( under construction, 2011-2014 )


  • New terminal at London's Heathrow Airport ( Project Name Terminal East, opening of Phase 1 scheduled for 2012)
  • Millennium Tower in London
  • New Terminal at Frankfurt / Main Airport
  • Remodeling of the Camp Nou, the stadium of FC Barcelona
  • Apple Campus 2 - Apple Inc., Cupertino, USA


  • 2007 Master Plan of the city of Duisburg


  • Office furniture, desk system "Nomos " for the Italian manufacturer Tecno 1987
  • Universal chair " RF1 " - developed ( " simple, elegant, comfortable chair with multi-function " ) for and with the manufacturer R. Randers, Denmark