16 April 2024 17:00 at 18:00Uno sguardo sul futuro - Norman Foster


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On the occasion of the Milano Design Week 2024, the Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with Domus will host one of the most influential figures in the world of contemporary architecture: Lord Norman Foster.

The Guest Editor of Domus 2024 will talk about the future, focusing on the importance of using not only creativity, but also available data to design better cities. A reflection on the road ahead between the ideal and possible city, a unique opportunity to obtain innovative ideas and visions for the future of our cities.

The meeting will be introduced by Donatella Sciuto, Rector of the Politecnico di Milano for institutional greetings and Walter Mariotti, Editorial Director of Domus together with Emilio Faroldi, Vice Rector of the Politecnico di Milano will introduce Norman Foster.

For those attending Norman Foster, two weeks of free access to the Domus Digital Archive for browsing and reading all the Domus issues: let’s discover the key figures and events that have shaped the history of architecture, art and design from 1928 to the present day. Free access to Domus Digital Archive will be available from 16th April 2024. The link for the registration will be sent by email on 15th April.

Norman Foster

Norman Foster is the founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design, rooted in sustainability. Major projects include Beijing Airport, Millau Viaduct in France, 30 St Mary Axe (also known as the Gherkin) and the Great Court at the British Museum in London, the Hearst Headquarters tower in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Recent projects include Apple Park in California, Bloomberg’s European Headquarters in London, the Comcast Tower in Philadelphia, and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida. Some of his current projects within the practice include 425 Park Avenue in New York, the Narbo Via museum in Narbonne, the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center in Cairo, and a community boathouse in Harlem. He is president of the Norman Foster Foundation, based in Madrid with a global reach, promoting interdisciplinary thinking and research to help new generations of architects, designers and urbanists anticipate the future.  He became the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate in 1999. In 1997, he was appointed to the Order of Merit and in 1999 was granted a Life Peerage in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, taking the title of Lord Foster of Thames Bank.

The event is free with registration required.

 It will be possible to access the classroom starting from 4.15 pm.


16 April 2024
17:00 at 18:00


Aula Magna Giampiero Pesenti, edificio 13, piano 2

Via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano


Politecnico di Milano