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Architectural Visions for Europe by Hans Hollein, Sir Norman Foster, Dominique Perrault, Romuald

By Hans Hollein, Sir Norman Foster, Dominique Perrault, Romuald Loegler, Hans-Ullrich Bitsch, Niklaus Fritschi, Matteo Thun (auth.), Dirk Meyhöfer (eds.)

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Ais Bauaufgabe: Schlief)ung einer Baulucke im historischen Bestand, ein Hochhausentwurf, einige Bilder malen und mit den Materialien Stein und Glas experimentieren. Who or what has been the greatest influence in your life? - In this order: liberal parents and particularly my father, the historian Heinz Werner Bitsch; then the wonderful years at the Hochschule des Saarlandes and the early years in Chicago. The order in which I have listed these corresponds to their importance for me. Who is your favourite architect, writer or artist?

Einzelne Gebaude zu nennen, fallt mir hier sehr schwer. Vielleicht insgesamt die Renaissance als Zeitepoche. In welchem Land. in welcher Stadt der Welt mochten Sie leben? - Wenn Leben ja auch ganz wesentlich das Arbeitsleben beinhaltet, mochte ich in Deutschland leben . Was ist fur Sie die hochste Stufe von Gluck? - Ein Gleichklang von familiarem GlUck und beruflicher ErfUllung. Wer oder was reizt Sie zum Widerspruch? - Unuberlegte, ungekonnte Gestaltung. Was ist fur Sie das groBte Problem unserer Tage, das gelost werden mulP - Die Bildung der Menschheit.

In 1967 Wendy and a Norman Foster founded Foster Associates . Norman Foster est ne en 1935 Manchester. /I etudie I'architectua I'universite de Manchester. Apres I'obtention de son diplome, en 1961, il s'inscrit a /'uni- re et I'urbanisme versite de Yale, ou il obtlent Ie Master's Degree en architecture. En 1967, Wendy et No rman Foster fondent la Foster Associates. 48 Seit dem Bau der Hongkong Shanghai Bank in Hongkong (1986) zahlt Norman foster zu jener kleinen Architekteflgruppe, die weltweit einer breiten Offentlichkeit bekannt ist Seine Bauten werden durch Attribute wie asketisch, klar, logisch, modern und transparent beschrieben.

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