Competition: three pairs of tickets for How Much
Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? to be won

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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

We've teamed up with architects Foster + Partners to offer readers the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to see documentary film How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? at the ICA in London on Saturday, 29 January.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

The documentary film about the life and work of architect Norman Foster premiered in Berlin last February (see our story here), and charts Foster's origins and work on projects such as the Swiss Re Tower in London, the Reichstag in Berlin and the Hearst Building in New York.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

The film was written and narrated by Design Museum director and critic Deyan Sudjic, and directed by Norberto Lopez-Amado and Carlos Carcas.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

We've got three pairs of tickets for the 8.45pm showing on Saturday to give away.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

In addition, UK distributors Dogwoof are running a competition to win a signed lithograph by Norman Foster on their Facebook page. Enter here.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

Images are copyright Valentin Alvarez.

Here's some more information about the film from Foster + Partners:


UK release of "How much does your building weigh, Mr Foster?"

“How much does your building weigh, Mr Foster?” premieres at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Cinema in London on Wednesday 26 January and will be on general release at the ICA from Friday 28 January, before touring the country.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

It is the first feature film about Norman Foster and the beginning of a series of Art Commissioners productions that focus on key figures in art and culture in the twenty-first century.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

Tracing Lord Foster’s career, from his childhood in Manchester to the global practice that he founded and chairs, the documentary looks at his architecture, why it matters and how difficult it is to do well.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

The film uses cinematography to capture the spectacular scale of projects such as the Millau Viaduct, Beijing Airport and Swiss Re, on the big screen for the first time.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

The Art Commissioners production was directed by Norberto Lopez Amado and Carlos Carcas and written and narrated by Deyan Sudjic. First launched in February 2010 at the Berlin International Film Festival, the documentary was selected as ‘director’s choice’ in the Berlinale Special.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

It won the TCM Audience Award for the ‘Best European Film’ at the San Sebastian film festival and was awarded ‘Best International Documentary’ at the Docville international documentary festival in Leuven. “How much does your building weigh, Mr Foster?” has recently been nominated for a Goya Award, Spain’s most prestigious national film prize.

Congratulations to our winners! Soojung Rhee, Tamilla Jazayeri and Darren Furniss.

  • http://twitter.com/keiralx @keiralx

    I went to see this film at the ICA opening. Its a very worthy story of an extraordinary architect. Although enjoyable, the tone of the film adopts a strange 'other-worldly' atmosphere around the buildings and the architect himself, that i found rather cringe-worthy. Perhaps this is because it was produced under Foster's gaze and within his lifetime.

    The sections about the early influences of Team 4 and Yale on his successes, were for me the most intriguing. It will no doubt be a priceless piece of film in 50 years time, when reviewing both Foster's architectural significance but also his careful control of public image.

    • http://lettuceoffice.com nico

      Thanks for this perspective. I look forward to seeing it

  • jgoes

    I've seen this film as well.
    Totally controlled. Totally contrived.
    He's a great salesman, but the indulgences of his practice and his personal life have gone too far to consider him a responsible architect.
    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/in

  • Anderson

    The film is like a postcard – with pretty buildings. I wish it has included any bit of information on why his building are relevant or important. Everything in the theater left thinking "oh what beautiful buildings" lacking any new ideas or understanding about architecture.

    It's a very one sided film without much depth – but it's pretty! (I guess)

  • Mina

    I look forward to seeing it…..