Foreign Office Architects (FOA) was founded in 1995 by Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo and has emerged as one of the most innovative practices of architecture and urban design in recent years. FOA’s award-winning projects include the Yokohama International Cruise Terminal in Japan, noted for the interplay of architecture, landscape and nature. Other projects include a new building for Ravensbourne in Greenwich, the John Lewis Department Store, Cineplex and Footbridges in Leicester, Carabanchel Social Housing in Madrid, Meydan Retail Complex and Multiplex in Istanbul, the Spanish Pavilion at the 2005 International Expo in Aichi, a large costal park with outdoor auditoriums in Barcelona, a Municipal Theatre and Auditorium in Torrevieja, La Rioja Technology Transfer Centre in Logrono and the Dulnypuk Publishing Headquarters in Paju, South Korea. The firm has received the Enric Mirrales Prize for Architecture, five RIBA Awards, the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale Award, and the Charles Jencks Award for Architecture.
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