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Renowned Architect Norman Foster to Design the Elliniko Project

Renowned architect Norman Foster and his firm, Foster + Partners, will design the ambitious project of the former Athens airport area in Elliniko, on behalf of Lamda Development.

The former Athens airport site on the so-called Athens Riviera was transferred by the Greek State to the Lamda Development consortium on Tuesday, after one year and a half of political bickering over its privatization. Lamda Development has hired Foster + Partners to carry out the design of the multi-billion euro project.

Foster + Partners has won many awards for architectural landmarks in the UK and across the world. Some of them are:

1998 RIBA Stirling Prize for Imperial War Museum
2000 Welsh National Eisteddfod Gold Medal for the Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales
2003 MIPIM AR Future Projects Award, Grand Prix for Swiss Re
2004 RIBA Stirling Prize for Swiss Re
2007 RIBA European Award for Dresden Station Redevelopment
2007 RIBA International Award for Hearst Tower
2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for University of Technology Petronas
2008 LEAF Award for Beijing Airport Terminal 3
2009 RIBA European Award for Zenith
2009 RIBA International Award for Beijing Airport Terminal 3
2011 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2013 RIBA International Award for Faena Aleph Residences
2013 RIBA International Award Central Market Project
2013 RIBA Award 7 More London More London
2013 Best Bar, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards for Atrium Champagne Bar, London UK

Other famous works of the architectural firm are:

Duisburg Inner Harbour, Germany (1991-2003)
Trafalgar Square Redevelopment, London, UK (1996-2003)
Quartermile, Edinburgh, Scotland 2001-
Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2007-
West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong (2009)
Thames Hub, UK, 2011-
Cardiff Central Square, UK, 2015-
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Millau Viaduct, the highest road bridge in the world (2004)
Western Årsta Bridge, Årstabroarna, Sweden (1994/2005)
Millennium Bridge in London (1999/2002)
London City Hall at night
Reichstag building redevelopment in Berlin (1999)
London City Hall (2002)
New Supreme Court Building, Singapore (2005)
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana, Kazakhstan — (2006)
Buenos Aires City Hall (new headquarters), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015 )

Foster + Partners chairman Norman Foster started the architecture and design firm as Foster Associates in 1967, and renamed it in the 1990s.

Source: greece.greekreporter.com