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How Much Does your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?


The film shows Norman Foster’s journey from Manchester to a global practice. It talks about architecture, and why it matters, and how difficult it is to do it well. Norman Foster has rewritten the rules of architecture. His vision and unswerving passion for excellence have created some of the most exceptional structures of our times. Architecture comes alive.


  • Los Angeles Times
    An architecture lover's dream.
    Gary Goldstein
  • The Guardian
    Foster is an eloquent speaker with a touch of Lancashire in his voice, a likeable man, who uses a sketch pad as a way of thinking, and we get to see stunningly photographed images of his work.
    Philip French
  • Film Journal International
    Audiences who embrace high-quality, smartly produced documentaries about compelling and worthy subjects will get their money's worth.
    Doris Toumarkine

Festival Participation

  • Berlinale - 2010
  • Melbourne IFF - 2010
  • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2010
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival - 2010
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2010
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2010

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