Foster Partners is one of the most innovative architectures and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past four decades, the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. Based in London, with offices worldwide, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings in six continents.
Take a sneak peek at the most exclusive design projects by Foster Partners.
Banyan Tree Corniche Bay
Creating a new model of luxury resort living, everything is considered, from the macro down to the micro and the same attention is lavished on the finer details, the views, and the materials as on the overall masterplan.
The 250-room hotel and 200 timeshare hotel apartments will contain a land and water spa facility, reached via a pier that floats above the coral reef.
Further up the mountainside an elegant cluster of villas, with dramatic views of the ocean and the golf course, are discreetly inserted into the vegetation with some containing their own infinity pools.
Situated within private gardens, the built impact of the villas is minimal and from a distance, they appear to retreat into the landscape.
Bodrum Hotel & Resort
Kaplankaya comprises a 250-room resort hotel, 124 serviced apartments and 37 residential villas with an iconic yacht club that forms the sea gateway and dual-hub of the resort with the hotel.
Touching the ground lightly and stretching over the sea, the yacht club acts a beacon for the development from the sea, and its striking architecture sets the standard for the rest of the scheme.
The building’s delicate roof forms are designed to catch the prevailing sea breezes and direct them into the spaces below, an example of passive cooling that is used throughout the site. Every element of the scheme is designed to be specific to its microclimate.
Yacht Club de Monaco
The Yacht Club forms the centerpiece of Monaco’s remodeled Harbor and provides an important social hub for the Principality.
Throughout the building, the quality in its detailing, finishes and choice of materials reflects the high levels of service for which the Club is renowned.
As well as creating a range of interior spaces, from guest ‘cabins’ to the exclusive clubroom, the project also involved working with the Historic Sailing Club to create an appropriate setting and display for their eclectic collection of nautical objects, artworks, trophies, books, and models.
The practice designed every aspect of the hotel, from the building to individual bathroom fittings – this synthesis of vision and detail has allowed the bold geometry of the structure to be exploited to dramatic spatial effect.
The bold palette gives the hotel a strong visual identity while allowing the freedom to explore variations in scale, texture, and materials to define the character of each space.
The experience draws on the idea of yin and yang, as guests move from dark to light areas – the crisp white bedrooms are reached by black marble corridors, sculpted by the inclined walls of the dramatic central pyramid.
30 St Mary Axe interiors
London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognizable addition to the city’s skyline, 30 St Mary Axe is rooted in a radical approach – technically, architecturally, socially and spatially.
Commissioned by Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance companies, it rises forty-one stories and provides 76,400 square meters of accommodation, including offices and a shopping arcade accessed from a newly created public plaza.
At the very top of the building – London’s highest occupied floor – is a club room that offers a spectacular 360-degree panorama across the capital.