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Norman Foster

New screening system for design contest

A design competition to pick the first venue at the West Kowloon arts hub later this year will use a rigorous new screening system to prevent conflicts of interest in the judging, a hub official said yesterday.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

New questions over arts hub contest jury

Questions about the government's handling of controversy over a 2002 design contest for the West Kowloon arts hub have multiplied with the discovery that a foreign member of the judging panel had business links to the winner, British architect Norman Foster.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Release papers to clear up Foster doubts'

Lawmakers of all political stripes are urging the government to release a key document on the 2001 West Kowloon arts hub design competition, which could explain why British architect Norman Foster's winning design was placed before the judges after its initial disqualification.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Foster's design thrown out before it won

The winning canopy design submitted by British architect Norman Foster in a 2001 competition for the West Kowloon arts and cultural hub was among 12 designs disqualified for technical reasons.

According to people familiar with the selection process, jury chairman Lord Rothschild had said he wanted to include all disqualified entries in the shortlisting preview.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Public backs latest plan but criticises delay

Visitors trooped to see the latest model of the West Kowloon arts hub yesterday, and their general verdict was: the new features are good, the delays bad.

The first day of the exhibition at the Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park attracted dozens of visitors who inspected the model of the huge project, photos and information boards.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

For me, this project started 32 years ago... It's like a marathon

Architect Norman Foster, on the creation of the West Kowloon Cultural District

The reliability and safety of the LM2 rocket, after a costly lesson, has moved up to a higher level

Professor Liu Yu, of Beihang University School of Astronautics, on the Long March 2

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

13 years ... and counting

1998 Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa announces plan to develop the West Kowloon Cultural District.

2001 Launch of design competition for the West Kowloon Cultural District.

2002 Norman Foster wins the contest with his design that includes a gigantic canopy on the Kowloon waterfront.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

Last seen during the Hong Kong International Film Festival in the spring, Norberto Lopez Amado and Carlos Carcas' documentary about the British architect Norman Foster now returns to the Hong Kong Arts Centre, courtesy of none other than Foster's own architecture firm Foster + Partners.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shape of things to come

Arguably, Norman Foster has left his mark on Hong Kong more than any other architect, but the man who de- signed Chek Lap Kok airport and the HSBC headquarters has not finished yet.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Foster's team defends west kowloon plan

Norman Foster's architectural firm, defending its design for the West Kowloon Cultural District yesterday, insisted that the plan's green features were not responsible for HK$4 billion in cost overruns.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Critics challenge Foster's zero-carbon claim

When world-renowned architects Foster + Partners were competing in their ultimately successful bid to design the West Kowloon arts hub, Hong Kong was promised a showpiece cultural precinct that would also boast zero carbon emissions.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Supreme meddlers

Of course, when you are the client and are paying for the final product, the design of your new property should reflect your needs and preferences. Yet if you are going to use the services of a giant of modern architecture, you should be willing to give him a lot of leeway. Otherwise, you will be paying for the name, but will not get many of his ideas.

5 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Sir Norman Foster

Should I have heard of him? If you don't know his name you'll know his buildings. He's the award-winning architect behind Chek Lap Kok airport and the HSBC headquarters in Central.

1 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Developer's colony or model of consistency?

Controversy surrounding the West Kowloon development centres on the government's decision to award a single consortium the right to build and run the 40-hectare site for 30 years.

3 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Foster's plan to be used in full

Officials have dismissed suggestions they adopt a pick-and-mix approach to the West Kowloon waterfront development, and are preparing to adopt Lord Norman Foster's award-winning design in full, the Sunday Morning Post has learned.

7 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

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