The exhibition dedicated to architect Norman Foster opens today

From May 10 to August 7, the Centre Pompidou offers an overview of Norman Foster’s creations and universe. From New York to Hong Kong, London, Barcelona and Sydney, the internationally renowned architect has created some of the world’s most famous works.


Norman Foster is well and truly a household name. He is one of the great names in modern architecture, whose achievements can be seen all over the world. And with more than 300 awards, the artist deserves to be remembered for his 60-year career.


The Centre Pompidou is offering an exhibition devoted to the British architect from May 10 to August 7, 2023.


The exhibition will cover nearly 2,200 square meters and will reveal exceptional workbooks, drawings, models and prototypes that will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the work of this major artist of our time. Organized with the participation of Foster + Partners and the Norman Foster Foundation, the retrospective will also feature a selection of modern and contemporary artworks that mark important aesthetic periods for Norman Foster.



“The Norman Foster exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, covering 2200 square meters, is the largest exhibition devoted to a living architect”, said Frédéric Migayrou, the exhibition’s curator. “It presents his work, his oeuvre, unfolding over nearly sixty years, through 130 projects that touch on different themes. The scenography is entirely designed by this architect and allows, from a drawing room, to discover the whole of his work.”


High-tech architecture


Born in Manchester in 1935, Norman Foster studied architecture at Yale University in the United States. With his firm Foster + Partners, he became one of the first to participate in the “high-tech” architectural movement, alongside Richard Rogers. Born in the 1970s, this architectural movement integrates highly technological elements into its constructions.



Despite this modernity, Foster has always sought to put the notion of environmental control at the heart of his creations. Indeed, the architect has never ceased to combine technology and ecology, so that his buildings adapt to their environment without destroying it and last for centuries.



Norman Foster has conquered the world with his work. In France, he designed the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, the Lycée Albert Camus in Fréjus and the Millau Viaduct between 2001 and 2004, the latter costing nearly 320 million euros.




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