The idea of the “longue durée” is fundamental to the architecture of the future, as Norman Foster explains with reference to his architectural projects such as the Reichstag in Berlin or the Willis Faber building in London. In conversation with E.A.T. curators Philip Ursprung and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Foster discusses London’s historic urbanism, his foundation’s vision, and the importance of time to any artistic creation.
“If you are designing a building, you are designing with an awareness of the past, for the present-day realities, but also trying to anticipate a future that is essentially unknown.”
– Norman Foster