Tag: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners shortlisted to design
Hong Kong arts venue

Dezeen Wire:
Foster + Partners have been shortlisted to design the Xiqu Chinese Opera Centre, the first in a series of new arts and cultural venues for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.

Collaborating with local studio O Studio Architects, the firm is one of five in a shortlist that also includes Safdie Architects, Mecanoo Architecten, Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. and Bing Thom Architects. More »

Substandard materials blamed for wind
damage to Foster's Beijing airport

Dezeen Wire:
an architect from one of the firms that collaborated with Foster + Partners on the design of the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal in China says that recent damage caused by wind had nothing to do with the quality of the design – The Washington Post

Shao Weiping of the Beijing Architectural Design and Research Institute said he was "very confident that the design was perfect and involved no mistakes or flaws.” China state media say passengers reported seeing roofing material from Terminal 3 blowing across the runway and through the three-year-old terminal building. It is the second time in a year that wind has reportedly affected the structure.