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Foster and Partners & Grimshaw Architects “Sophisticated spiral Inspiration”

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by eliinbar

In my previous post I raised the possibility that Grimshaw’s architects Garibaldi Exhibition Building Is the inspiration source to Zaha Hadid‘s Burnham Pavilion

In this post it seems that Grimshaw’s architects switch roles….

Could it be that Grimshaw Architects took their inspiration from London City Hall designed by Foster,when planning the new Fulton Street Transit Center in New York?…….. For you to judge….


Foster & Partners

London City Hall 2002


Grimshaw Architects computer simulation

 of the Fulton Street Transit Center

New York, NY, USA – Completion Date scheduled: 2014

Notice the spiral element expression on the left side of the computer simulation above….

Eliinbar sketches 2012  Grimshaw Architects inspiration sources

Notice the formal imagination and the spiral element expression in both projects

More interesting information about Foster & Partners spiral pedestrian movement In London City Hall, see the Wikipedia



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 Spiral staircase in Foster’s New City Hall  London

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Zaha Hadid & Grimshaw Architects, wrapped softly….

Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS

O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”?

“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

 “Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing processWe architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

“Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information

“Invention”:  with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.