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BUILDING
 
 
The British Museum - Great Court
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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MATERIALS
 
steel, glass

 

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
London
County
Greater London
Town
London
Address
Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG
 
 
Telephone
+44.(0)20.73238299
Website
E-mail
information@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Art museums
Operations on existing buildings
Extension, superelevation
Other architectural structures
Roofs, casings
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1993    
Realisation
2000
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?
Directed by
Norberto Lopez Amado, Carlos Carcas
Nationality
United Kingdom, Spain
Year of production
2010
Cast
Norman Foster, Tony Hunt, George Weidenfeld, Richard Rogers, Bono, Deyan Sudjic, Paul Goldberger, Carl Abbott, Alain de Botton, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro, Richard Long, Buckminster Fuller, Ben Cowd, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ricky Burdett, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Narinder Sagoo, Nigel Dancey, Loretta Law, Mouzhan Madidi, Stefan Behling, Jurgen Happ, Gerard Evenden
Building's role
Appreciable
Annotations
Producer: Elena Ochoa

Executive Producer: Antonio Sanz

Writer & Narrator: Deyan Sudjic

Music: Joan Valent

Director of Photography: Valentin Alvarez
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Valentina Croci, "Nuovi scenari ecosostenibili/New Eco-Sustainable Scenarios", Ottagono 167, febbraio/february 2004, pp. 140-141 (140-153)
Norman Foster, "British Museum, Londres/Great Court, British Museum, London", Arquitectura Viva 77, III-IV 2001 [Mil Museos], "Arquitectura" pp. 40-45
Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic, Spencer De Grey, Norman Foster and the British Museum, Prestel, USA 2001
Fulvio Irace, Dimenticare Vitruvio. Temi, figure e paesaggi dell'architettura contemporanea, IlSole 24 Ore, Milano 2001, pp. 39-43 [da Il Sole 24 Ore, 10 dicembre 2000]
Adalberto Falletta, "Al British con fogli e matita", Meridiani 74, dicembre 1998-gennaio 1999 [Londra], pp. 79-86
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CLIENT
 
 
British Museum
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AMOUNT
 
 
£ 125.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Number
3,312 glass panels
Lenght
11 km of roof structure
Weight
478 tonnes of steel
315 tonnes of glass
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STAFF
 
Project
Foster + Partners
 
 
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