Norman Foster of Foster + Partners had donated this signed, numbered (93/100) lithograph, which depicts three school buildings in Sierra Leone, in front of which figures walk and play in a wide field.

 

According to the firm: “The Sierra Leone school is a unique project that aims to create a design prototype for a school building that can be applied throughout the country. It involved working closely with the children of the local community. It has been driven by a desire to create a highly flexible school with larger classrooms, better ventilation and access to natural light.“

 

Using standard locally sourced components—like a construction kit—the school is a framework that embraces floor, walls, and roof so that the plan is completely flexible and waste is kept to a minimum. The design is based around the size of standard timber planks and generic modules of sheet tin for the roof. 

 

Foster himself notes, “The project to design a school for Sierra Leone has been both an exciting design challenge, as well as an ambitious undertaking to help improve education in one of the world’s poorest countries. Our approach seeks to achieve the most with the least, using indigenous techniques and materials to create a prototype for a modern, flexible school building that is uplifting and inspiring to use.”

 

Notably, another lithograph from this limited edition series was presented to Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Diamond Jubilee Gift from the Members of the Royal Academy of Arts in November 2012.

 

Sir Norman Foster is Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design, rooted in sustainability. Over the past five decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture and urbanism through a wide range of work, from master plans to offices, cultural buildings, airports and industrial design. He has been awarded architecture’s highest accolades, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture in Japan, the RIBA Royal Gold medal and the AIA Gold medal. He is president of the Norman Foster Foundation, based in Madrid. In 1999 he was honored with a Life Peerage, becoming Lord Foster of Thames Bank.


DESIGNER/

Foster + Partners

DATE/

May 2009

MATERIALS/

Lithographic print on Garro Reysse 250gm

DIMENSIONS/

32.5 x 43.5 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

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Sir Norman Foster A School for Sierra Leone Lithograph, Ed. 93/100, Signed $5,000

Norman Foster of Foster + Partners had donated this signed, numbered (93/100) lithograph, which depicts three school buildings in Sierra Leone, in front of which figures walk and play in a wide field.

 

According to the firm: “The Sierra Leone school is a unique project that aims to create a design prototype for a school building that can be applied throughout the country. It involved working closely with the children of the local community. It has been driven by a desire to create a highly flexible school with larger classrooms, better ventilation and access to natural light.“

 

Using standard locally sourced components—like a construction kit—the school is a framework that embraces floor, walls, and roof so that the plan is completely flexible and waste is kept to a minimum. The design is based around the size of standard timber planks and generic modules of sheet tin for the roof. 

 

Foster himself notes, “The project to design a school for Sierra Leone has been both an exciting design challenge, as well as an ambitious undertaking to help improve education in one of the world’s poorest countries. Our approach seeks to achieve the most with the least, using indigenous techniques and materials to create a prototype for a modern, flexible school building that is uplifting and inspiring to use.”

 

Notably, another lithograph from this limited edition series was presented to Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Diamond Jubilee Gift from the Members of the Royal Academy of Arts in November 2012.

 

Sir Norman Foster is Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design, rooted in sustainability. Over the past five decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture and urbanism through a wide range of work, from master plans to offices, cultural buildings, airports and industrial design. He has been awarded architecture’s highest accolades, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture in Japan, the RIBA Royal Gold medal and the AIA Gold medal. He is president of the Norman Foster Foundation, based in Madrid. In 1999 he was honored with a Life Peerage, becoming Lord Foster of Thames Bank.


DESIGNER/

Foster + Partners

DATE/

May 2009

MATERIALS/

Lithographic print on Garro Reysse 250gm

DIMENSIONS/

32.5 x 43.5 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

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