Hong Kong Arts Centre
27 August - 22 September, 2011
2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
+852 2582 0200

‘Foster + Partners: the Art of Architecture’ is a major exhibition about the work of the renowned architecture practice that has been curated by the renowned writer and Times critic, Richard Cork.

Through a thematic display – based around the issues of infrastructure, sustainability, urban planning, history and culture – the exhibition sets the context of many of the office’s projects including West Kowloon.

The exhibition features a timeline representing the 227 projects in 20 countries completed by the practice since its inception in 1967 as Foster Associates. On display are models of seminal projects, such as the Bank in Hong Kong; the Reichstag and the Free University in Berlin; the Great Court at the British Museum in London; cultural projects, including the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, The Sage Gateshead music centre, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Winspear Opera House in Dallas; and transport projects, including Beijing International Airport and the world’s first commercial spaceport in New Mexico.

Alongside completed works, the exhibition showcases some of Foster + Partners’ projects currently under construction, such as the sustainable masterplan for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. It also features designs currently on the drawing board, including the competition model for the West Kowloon Cultural District.