Foster + Partners, Sainsbury Centre Exhibition

Foster + Partners, Sainsbury Centre Exhibition

Exploring The City' examined the issues that shape the contemporary city, and the way in which Foster + Partners has responded to them. Through ten themes it reveals the wealth and diversity of the practice's work, from urban planning to furniture and industrial design, and offers a dramatic and engaging insight into the creative processes of Foster's studio. The exhibition contains a stunning array of more than eighty detailed models and prototypes from the Foster archive – artworks in their own right. These are interspersed with interactive computer displays, video, film and slide projections, which enable visitors to explore themes and issues in greater depth. Thomas Manss & Company designed the display graphics and promotional materials for the exhibition.

Client information

Foster + Partners

Founded in 1967 as Foster Associates and now known as Foster + Partners, for over four decades the studio has grown to become one of the largest and most respected in the world. Since its inception, the practice has received more than 400 awards and citations for excellence and has won more than 70 international and national competitions.

Foster + Partners has a long a history of producing landmark buildings including the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Swiss Re in the City of London, the Millennium Bridge, the New German Parliament at the Reichstag, the Great Court at the British Museum and Beijing Airport.

Thomas Manss & Company has collaborated with Foster + Partners on a number of projects ranging from identity and exhibition designs to creating a variety of architectural publications.