Word is out that three of the world’s best architects have been shortlisted to build Amaravati, AP’s new capital city in a grandiose manner. The people’s capital which is also touted to become one of the best world class capital, will be closely supervised and built under the final mentoring of either Normal Foster, Rem Koolhas and Richard Rogers. These three architects are going to compete severely to bag the most prestigious deal, where their names would be etched in the pages of history forever.
Let us have a closer look at the profile of the three world class architects from Europe and UK, one of whom will be ultimately destined to build Amaravati.
A world famous architect with an English origin, Norman Foster has some internationally acclaimed works to his credit. He is perhaps UK’s biggest builder, shaping landmark buildings that are a sight for sore eyes. Foster was showered many reputed awards and recognitions, some of them being Prince of Asturias Award in 2009 for Arts, Knighthood in 1990, Order of the Merit in 1997 and two time Stirling Prize. These apart, Foster was also awarded the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Award, the Academy equivalent for accomplishments in the world of architecture. Foster also heads Norman Foster, one of the world class architecture companies.
Norman Foster Projects
While it is greatly contemplated that Foster would be the best and obvious choice for Amaravati, let us take a look at some of the greatest Foster works done in time so far that world speaks and revels about.
Trust the Dutch to add creativity with magnificence. Rem Koolhaas is a well noted Dutch Architect who is a product of Harvard. He is also the founding partner of OMA. Listed by Time in the Top 100 The World Most Influential People, Rem Koolhaas won the 2000 Pritzker Prize. Rem is actually noted for his glamorous touch of European architecture to every building that he designs, not to forget those interesting geometric criss crosses. He was also recognised as the Chevalier de Legion d’honneur in 2011.
Rem Koolhaas Projects
Here are some of the Koolhaas super cool structures all over the world!!
Richard George Rogers
Rogers is a world renowned Italian British architect. He is extremely popular for this modern and highly functional designs and the top notch hi-tech architecture that speaks for itself. Most known for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Rogers is also the man behind the famous Lloyd’s Building and Millennium Dome in London. He is the winner of the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal, won a Pritzker Prize, Thomas Jefferson Medal and the Stirling Prize.
Richard Rogers Projects
Here are some of the breathtaking Richard Rogers projects for the world to see.
Three world class designers and their outstanding world’s work with immortal structures. It remains to be seen as to who will walk away with the history changing project Amaravati. Foster, Koolhaas or Rogers?