One of the world’s most prolific modern architects, Lord Norman Foster has designed renowned buildings and landmarks such as Wembley Staduim, Berlin’s Reichstag building and London’s 30 St Mary Axe (otherwise known as ‘The Gherkin’). Despite having designed works in more than 150 cities throughout more than 50 countries, Foster maintains that the architect is always at the mercy of the client.
In How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, narrates a journey through Foster’s life work. Coupled with sweeping shots and breathtaking views of Foster’s most well-known buildings, this film looks at what makes the great man tick, and unearths the sources of his many inspirations. –MIFF