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BUILDING
 
 
Paragon - Tag McLaren Technology Centre
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
South East
County
Surrey
District
Woking
Town
Woking
Address
Chertsey Road, GU21 4YH Woking (Guilford Road)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Showrooms
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1997    
Realisation
1999 - 2003
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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
Marginal
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
 
 
"McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey, UK", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme, july 2007 [Automobile architecture], pp. 46-51
Federico Bucci, "Tao-factory", Casabella 748, ottobre/october 2006, "Automobili, fabbriche, musei" pp. 76-83
Laura Bossi, "Una vittoria collettiva/A collective victory", Domus speciale. Progetto e materia 1/Design and matter 1, allegatoa/published with Domus 884, settembre/sptember 2005, pp. 26-29
Antonella Boisi, "McLaren Technology Centre", Interni 546, novembre/november 2004 [Immaculate Design], pp. 18-21
Stefano Pavarini, "La metafora dell'efficienza / McLaren Technology Centre", L'Arca 191, aprile/april 2004, pp. 16-23
Valentina Croci, "Nuovi scenari ecosostenibili/New Eco-Sustainable Scenarios", Ottagono 167, febbraio/february 2004, p. 149 (140-153)
"Design e velocità/Architecture for racing", Domus 865, dicembre/december 2003, p. 22
Ingrid Paoletti, "Foster su McLaren", Modulo 295, ottobre/october 2003, pp. 858-863
"Il bacino idrico", Modulo 295, ottobre/october 2003, p. 859 (858-863)
"Il concetto di partnership", Modulo 295, ottobre/october 2003, pp. 860-861 (858-863)
Autosprint n. 35/02, 2 settembre 2002, pp. 8-12 (8-17)
"Progetto e sostegno", L'Arca 152, ottobre/october 2000 [Leggerezza/Lightness], "l'Arca news"
Autosprint n. 39/99, 28 settembre 1999, pp. 50-51
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CLIENT
 
 
TAG McLaren Holdings - Ron Dennis
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site ha. 50
building sq.m. 60.000
Height
m. 11
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners
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STAFF
 
Project
Foster and Partners
Project architect
Norman Foster
Interior design
Colin Gold
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