1157 / How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? / Valencia // Spain

A couple of years ago, while I was interviewing Souto de Moura ( the Pritzker awarded portuguese architect ), he told me that “Valencia was the place where the best did the worse”. One of the examples he gave me to illustrate that sentence was this building of Mr. Norman Foster. After crossing it so many times, I finally stoped the car for 20 minutes and drew it!

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2 comments
  1. I love the sketch and the notion behind it Hugo. ‘Valencia was the place where the best did the worse’ that’s brilliant, is it true?

    • Thanks! I did that interview to Souto de Moura, when he visited The University of Valencia in 2007. I’ve never forget that sentence and it always comes to my mind when I cross Foster building. Maybe is not polite to tell you the other “worse” examples 🙂

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