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Fosters partner reveals Scottish cities influence

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Foster + Partners senior partner Andy Bow discussed his experience of Scotland’s ‘two great cities’ at last week’s AJ100 lunch club in Glasgow

Delivering a lecture to senior representatives of the UK’s largest architectural companies on ‘What makes great cities?’, Bow spoke of his Edinburgh upbringing’s and Glasgow education’s influence on his work.

He also described how the buildings and spaces he encountered in Scotland’s ‘two great cities’ appeared in the design conversations within the practice

One example of this was the vaulted railway station at Beijing Airport, which Bow compared to the barrel vault of Queen Street Station in Glasgow.

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