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Foster continues his Russian success with Vladikavkaz scheme - image

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Norman Foster's architectural march into Russia shows no sign of slowing up following his appointment to design a new cultural centre in Vladikavkaz, in the foothills of the Caucasus mountains.

The riverside scheme, which is being backed by world famous conductor Valery Gergiev, will house a music school, library and state-of-the-art concert venue.

It is hoped the centre will kick start the regeneration of the historic 18th-century town which is the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

The scheme is Foster's third in Russia, following on from his Moscow City Towers and his project for New Holland Island in St Petersburg.

According to Foster & Partners, the centre has been designed to 'relate the new to the old, but at the same time create a building that represents optimism for the future'.

Included in the proposals are plans to 'reinvent' the public realm between the River Terek and the city's central square.

Foster said: 'I am deeply honoured to be working with Valery Gergiev on the creation of a new music centre for Vladikavkaz.'

He added: 'This is an opportunity to address the spiritual as well as the practical needs of a community - to provide a symbol for a brighter future for a region that has suffered from a troubled history.'

by Richard Waite

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