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Foster + Partners Wins Ipswich River Crossings Competition

12:00 - 13 March, 2017
Foster + Partners Wins Ipswich River Crossings Competition, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions has announced that Foster + Partners has been selected as the winners of the Ipswich River Crossings competition, beating out proposals from a shortlist including Adamson Associates, Knight Architects, Marc Mimram and Wilkinson Eyre. The competition sought designs for three bridges crossing the Upper Orwell River that could reinvigorate and increase connectivity within Ipswich’s waterfront district.

© Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners + 6

St Mary at the Quay / Molyneux Kerr Architects

05:00 - 8 January, 2017
St Mary at the Quay / Molyneux Kerr Architects, © Andy Marshall
© Andy Marshall

© Andy Marshall © Andy Marshall © Andy Marshall © Andy Marshall + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ipswich, United Kingdom
  • Architects in Charge

    Richard Molyneux, Colin Kerr, Edward Eastham
  • Area

    675.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Foster + Partners, Knight Architects Among 5 Firms Shortlisted for Ipswich Crossings Competition

16:10 - 27 September, 2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions has announced a shortlist of 5 teams in the competition for the Upper Orwell Crossings Project in Ipswich, England. The project brief consists of 3 new bridges spanning the Upper Orwell River that will enable the redevelopment and regeneration of several districts of Ipswich, as well as relieve congestion and improve connectivity for multiple forms of transportation.

7 Buildings That Show Norman Foster's Architecture Has Always Been Ahead of the Curve

09:31 - 22 September, 2015
7 Buildings That Show Norman Foster's Architecture Has Always Been Ahead of the Curve, Aerial View of Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young
Aerial View of Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young

If Norman Foster were a household item, he would surely be a Swiss Army Knife. Foster, who turned 80 this year, is unrelenting in producing architectural solutions to problems that other architects can only theorize - just last Wednesday, for example, his firm released their design for a previously-unheard-of building typology, a droneport in Rwanda.

It is surprising then to find the man or his eponymous firm Foster + Partners absent from a list like Fast Company’s “The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture,” organized into superlatives: MMA Architects, “for thinking outside the big box,” Heatherwick Studio, “for reimagining green space,” or C.F. Møller Architects, “for rethinking high-rise living.” This is not to say that Foster or his firm should be substituted for any of these deserved accolades, but rather that for five decades Foster and his firm have ceaselessly worked to enhance and expand on the human experience with architectural solutions that are both inventive and practical - a fact that is perhaps lost as a result of his position within the architectural establishment.

With that in mind, we thought it was worth highlighting the many occasions over the decades where Foster + Partners has shown themselves to be among the world's most innovative practices. Read on for more.

Ground Level View of Lunar Habitation. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners Interior Concourse of Chek Lap Kok Airport. Image Courtesy of Flickr CC user Jorge Láscar Hearst Tower. Image © Chuck Choi Aerial View of Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters. Image © Wikimedia CC user Mato zilincik + 14

Ipswich Justice Precinct / Cox Rayner Architects with ABM Architects

00:00 - 3 January, 2012
Ipswich Justice Precinct / Cox Rayner Architects with ABM Architects, © Christopher Fredrick Jones
© Christopher Fredrick Jones

© Christopher Fredrick Jones © Florian Groehn © Florian Groehn © Christopher Fredrick Jones + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ipswich, Australia
  • Project Team

    Michael Rayner - Design Director, Terry Murchison - Design Director, Jayson Blight - Design Leader, David McCabe - Project Architect, Clayton Bray - Project Architect, Abigroup Contractors - Builder
  • Cost At Completion Of Construction

    $93 million
  • Area

    19800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs