Lord Norman Foster: Opportunities for Colombian Architects
The world we live in is shifting and changing, new challenges are arising in the arts, and many designers and architects are moving with the times. Colombian architects, specifically, have a long history of standing out abroad. Many have chosen to settle in London - as have many other designers, artists and filmmakers -, due to its diversity in the field. German de la Torre is a Colombian architect that has led countless projects, including the Riverside South Tower for JPMorgan in London. In fact, De La Torre is settled in London, where he works as senior architect at the Lord Norman Foster office.
De la Torre’s work has taken him across the globe, having been settled in Argentina for a while on a project. However, he returned to London - his righteous home as an expat - to continue his path as an outstanding architect. Amongst the many things German de la Torre has achieved in his lifetime is lecturing at the Bartlett School of Planning in the University of London. Needless to say, he isn’t the only Colombian architect leaving his concrete mark in London. Rafael Gavaza has also worked with Lord Norman Foster, where he has helped in plenty of interesting projects.
Gavaza arrived in London and swears to have fallen in love with the city, and who is to blame him? The city is full of lights, life and interesting architecture. Nothing could dissuade an architect from leaving such a wonderful place. Through Lord Norman Foster’s office, Gavaza - like de la Torre - has had the opportunity to embark on projects in other cities such as Paris and Beijing, but continues to return to his base in London where most of his work focuses.