BRITISH MUSEUM: GREAT COURT ARCHITECT

22/09/14

Foster + Partners

"Designed by Foster and Partners, the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court transformed the Museum’s inner courtyard into the largest covered public square in Europe. Originally a garden, it is a two-acre space enclosed by a spectacular glass roof with the world-famous Reading Room at its centre. Without this space the Museum was like a city without a park. This project is about its reinvention.

Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past four decaded the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design."

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