March 17, 2011
by Canadian Architect
This film, entitled How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? looks at the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve quality of life through design. Portrayed are Foster’s origins and how his dreams and influences inspired emblematic projects such as Beijing Airport – one of the largest buildings in the world – the Reichstag reconstruction, the Hearst Tower in New York and a bridge in Millau, France, considered the tallest in the world. In the very near future, the majority of human beings will abandon the countryside and live entirely in cities. Foster offers some striking solutions to the problems that this historic event will create.
With an introduction by Calgary architect Jeremy Sturgess, the screening takes place on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Hall at the Alberta College of Art + Design, located at 1407 14th Avenue NW in Calgary.
For more information, please visit www.acad.ab.ca/raff.html or call 403.284.7633.