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Norman Foster, David Chipperfield

In a special edition of Night Waves Philip Dodd talks to two of Britain's leading Architects.

Norman Foster is among a handful of international architects whose buildings are found all over the world. His signature glass and steel constructions such as the Gherkin in London have become statement buildings for global institutions, for cities, business and political regimes, even if they haven't always impressed the critics.

Like Lord Foster, for whom he once worked, David Chipperfield is a member of the global architectural elite. He is the recipient of this years RIBA's Royal Gold Medal, given in recognition of a lifetime's contribution to architecture. To complement last years extraordinary fusion of new and old in Berlin's Neues Museum, Chipperfield is about to unveil two buildings in this country - the Hepworth Wakefield Sculpture Museum and the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate.

Philip Dodd talks to both men about their individual styles, the status of architecture and the various buildings that bear their name.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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45 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Feb 2011 21:15

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