Apple Inc.’s stunning new Campus 2 in Cupertino, California, will be one of Steve Jobs’ lasting legacies when completed in 2015. For better or worse, he was thinking differently to the end, striving for geographic self- sufficiency even as many other high-technology enterprises across the country were starting to return to city life. Will this approach, and the complex that embodies it, renew Apple’s culture of excellence or retard it?
From stadiums in Brazil to a bank headquarters in Britain, architects led by Norman Foster are integrating solar cells into the skin of buildings, helping the market for the technology triple within two years.
Foster + Partners, the architectural firm run by Norman Foster, was chosen to design the first full- block office tower on Manhattan’s Park Avenue to be built in almost 50 years, the developers said today.
Barcelona, the second-biggest soccer club by sales, will cancel a 250 million-euro ($350 million) stadium redesign by British architect Norman Foster as part of a plan to reduce spending, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
Foster + Partners’ design for West Kowloon Cultural District, a harbor-front site in Hong Kong that will become an arts hub with 17 venues including an opera house, was chosen by the city’s government.