Fostering Society:
Foster + Partners exhibition

The Centre de design presents the work of the internationally renowned integrated design firm

Affiche de l'exposition «Pour les gens - Pour la Terre : Foster + Partners »

An exhibition on the work of the internationally renowned integrated design firm Foster + Partners opens at the UQAM Centre de Design on February 8. Fostering Society: Foster + Partners, one of the Centre’s most ambitious exhibitions to date, will focus on the outstanding achievements of the London-based global firm, as well as its advances in sustainable development long before people had started talking about environmental responsibility.

… one of the Centre’s most ambitious exhibitions to date, (the exhibition) will focus on the outstanding achievements of the London-based global firm…

Foster + Partners

Swiss Re HQ, 30 St Mary Axe ¿

Swiss Re HQ, 30 St Mary Axe

Founded in 1967 by Lord Norman Foster, who heads the firm, Foster + Partners works on every aspect of design, from concept to realization and from architecture to industrial and urban design. For the past 50 years, Foster + Partners has consistently demonstrated a commitment to making the human element central to its projects.

Foster + Partners has been a pioneer in sustainable development and environmental responsibility in both the design and the realization of its projects. Lord Foster strongly believes that environmental quality affects the users’ quality of life. The firm was demonstrably ahead of its time, installing a green roof at the Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters, Ipswich, in 1975, and creating the world’s first environmentally friendly high-rise for Commerzbank, Frankfurt in 1997.

Research and innovation have always been paramount to achieving this standard of sustainable and human development. Another feature of the firm is its collective approach to the work, involving professionals from each discipline (architects, engineers, etc.) from the beginning of the design process.

Viaduc de Millaut –

Viaduc de Millaut

We can credit Foster + Partners with several impressive achievements around the world, including the Millau Viaduct in France, a bridge with the tallest pylons in the world, and the highest road bridge in Europe that is taller than the Eiffel Tower, which for many years was the tallest structure in France; and Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport in China, which is the second-largest terminal building in the world while being exemplary in terms of user experience, environmental responsibility and operational efficiency.

Mexico Airport –

International Airport of Mexico City project

Dates: February 8 to April 15, 2018
Opening: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6 pm
Curator: Börkur Bergmann, Director of the Centre de Design


The New International Airport of Mexico City
By Nigel Dancey, Senior Executive Partner and Head of Studio
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Address: room DS-R510, 320 St. Catherine Street East, Montreal
Free admission

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UQAM offers the most complete programming in the field of the arts in Canada. It is the only Canadian university to offer courses in all artistic disciplines at all three levels of study. In the field of communications, UQAM is the largest French-language training center in the country. Each year, its graduates are renowned on the national and international scenes.


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