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Norman Foster's top 9 buildings

If the architecture industry suddenly took inspiration from the military and started handing out medals instead of awards, Lord Norman Foster might have some trouble fitting them all on his blazer.

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, the 75-year-old has won the Stirling Prize — the equivalent of UK film’s Baftas — twice, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Minerva Medal, Germany’s Order Pour le Mérite, the Aga Khan Award and the Prince Of Asturias Award.

He’s also designed a few things: the Gherkin, London’s City Hall, Wembley Stadium, Berlin’s Reichstag and the world’s tallest bridge, the Millau Viaduct. So when we sat down with Foster to discuss his favourite buildings, we knew he wouldn’t take it lightly. “You’ve given me an arduous task but I’ll do my best,”

The award-winning documentary And How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? is out now at selected cinemas.

(Images: Rex, Getty, Flickr Creative Commons)

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