Exceptional visit of Norman Foster and Elena Ochoa Foster at Boisbuchet
September 10, 2019
Norman Foster, one of the most important architects of our times and winner of the Pritzker Price in 1999, is well know in France for having created, amongst numerous other buildings, the Carré d’Art in Nîmes or the Viaduc de Millau.
In 2017, he and his wife Elena Ochoa Foster established the Norman Foster Foundation with a mission to promote interdisciplinary thinking and research amongst new generations of architects, designers, and urbanists.
They both visited the Domaine de Boisbuchet for an exchange of ideas about shared projects. Much like Alexander von Vegesack, Norman Foster and Elena Ochoa Foster believe in the values of a holistic education that encourages to connect architecture, design, technology, and the arts through research and experimentation in the service of society.
“Your achievement is absolutely remarkable at all the fronts”, described Prof Dr Elena Foster the experience. “We were impressed by your enormous beautiful property, how you have done a masterplan to make it available to students and visitors. We utterly admire your outstanding collection and archives, the pavilions and facilities, and the diverse educational and exhibition programs. We were impressed too by your devoted team. And beyond, by your vision.”
“This visit has been a most lovely introduction to a hoopefully long-lasting cooperation,” says Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Domaine de Boisbuchet’s director. “Both our institutions are sharing a spirit of respect for past achievements and of an open-minded engagement in building better ways of living for the future.”