How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

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

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.