Foster and Partners

  • The City of London may soon receive an unusual new addition to its skyline courtesy of Foster + Partners' aptly-named Tulip observation tower. Assuming it goes ahead, the building will offer viewing points and glass slides, as well as pod rides on its exterior.
  • The Royal Institute of British Architects has declared Foster + Partners the winner of the 2018 Stirling Prize, Britain's most prestigious architecture award, for its new Bloomberg headquarters in London. The massive project is impeccably designed and boasts considerable sustainable technology.
  • Apple isn't one to enter a major metropolis quietly. Its retail spaces in Dubai, San Francisco and China have all generated considerable buzz on the back of dramatic, statement-making designs. And the company's first foray into Milan isn't the one to buck the trend.
  • Foster + Partners recently unveiled its latest Apple store. Located in Macau, China, the building is intended to resemble an oversized paper lantern and features an upper facade made from a "first-of-its-kind" glass/stone composite that the firm likens to stained glass.
  • Foster + Partners has shown significant interest in the potential of drone technology so a collaboration with DJI seems like a good fit. The high-profile architecture firm has revealed some early details and renders for a pair of towers that will serve as the drone manufacturer's new headquarters.
  • Throughout the year, we've chased down the most interesting, innovative and sustainable buildings around the globe. Whether a Lego-shaped visitor's center, a bamboo sports hall, or a pair of "dancing" skyscrapers, each represents architectural excellence. Read on for our best buildings of 2017.
  • Unless you're an Apple employee, you're very unlikely to set foot in Apple Park, the company's new headquarters. However, a Visitor Center recently opened to the public nearby that offers a view of the HQ, as well as a 3D augmented reality display that lets you see inside virtually.
  • Construction work has officially begun on a new supertall skyscraper in central Toronto. Designed by high-profile British architecture firm Foster + Partners, the mixed use building will rise to a height of 306 m (1,003 ft), making it Canada's tallest skyscraper once complete.
  • Foster + Partners recently completed a new flagship Apple Store near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Dubai Fountain, the world's largest choreographed fountain. The store's terrace features 18 motorized "Solar Wings" that open in the evening to offer choice views.
  • Apple's Foster + Partners-designed "spaceship campus" was originally revealed all the way back in 2011, and it's finally nearing completion. The firm announced today that Apple Park, as it is now officially called, will open to employees in April this year.
  • Construction has begun on a new supertall skyscraper in Warsaw, Poland. Designed by British firm Foster + Partners, the Varso Tower will rise to a height of 310 m (1,017 ft), making it both Poland's tallest tower and the fourth tallest in Europe. It's due to be completed in 2020.
  • As bases go, few come can come close to the McLaren Technology Center for drama. The building was opened in 2004, and serves as the base for all the company's operations. It also wouldn't look out of place in a James Bond film. New Atlas, guided by Amanda McLaren, took a look around.