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Foster+Partners’ projects in China, Russia and Middle East

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Living Wall in Jordan, the high-rise buildings will rise out this quarry-looking space.

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Russia Tower in Moscow will be Europe’s tallest tower and another ‘sustainable’ architecture project. 

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Pushkin Museum extension in Moscow

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Central Market in Abu Dhabi (left) & Abu Dhabi Plaza in Astana, Kazakhstan (right) reinterpret the traditional market places with cutting-edge technology.

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Khanty Mansiysk in Siberia, another futuristic looking sustainable project.

I have to make a correction- I’ve been referring to Lord Norman Foster as ‘Sir’, when he’s actually a title bigger- that is ‘Lord’. From the number of projects that Lord Foster is doing, it would seem like he would hardly have the time to bother about titles anyway, or would he? Here’re a few more projects by Foster+Partners in three of the biggest boomtowns in the world- the Middle East, China and Russia.

With the word sustainable being used (rather abused) by all and sundry, I would like to know what it really means or doesn’t mean! Futuristic is another over-used term. Perhaps sustainable means futuristic or is it the biggest spiel of 21st century?

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Jessica Kagan Bangles at S*uce

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Inject some sass into your wardrobe and make an artistic statement with these gorgeous Jessica Kagan bangles available exclusively at S*uce. The ivory bracelets that have some cheeky phrases and quotes from old movies or books are hot amongst Hollywood stars such as Lindsay Lohan.

S*uce at the Village Mall, Dubai 04 344 7270

S*uce at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi 02 681 8650

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Abu Dhabi in Businessweek

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A few days ago, I posted a link from Meteropolis magazine that featured a story on Dubai’s green and sustainable solutions by Stephen Zacks. Now it’s Abu Dhabi’s green and architectural ambitions that make it to Businessweek. Here’re the links.

 http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_52/b4064057939494.htm

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_52/b4064057942729.htm  

Masdar is a multi-billion dollar initiative who are also behind next month’s World Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi where Sir Norman Foster will be the keynote speaker. The Pritzker Prize winner is also working on two projects in Abu Dhabi- The Central Souk Project and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum.

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Koolhaas vs Foster

Clash of the titans? Koolhaas and Foster defend their designs for two separate projects in Ras Al Kahaimah (RAK Gateway) and Abu Dhabi (Masdar Zone) that are incidentally similar. Read this story in Building Design at the link below.

 Next month Norman Foster will be speaking about his no-carbon, no-waste city and sustainable architecture at the World Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. January 21-23, 2008.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3087236

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