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May 5, 2009

Stormin Norman retreats from Dublin

Architectural firm Foster+Partners has closed its Dublin office as part of a redundancy process worldwide. The first sign that the Dublin office’s days were numbered came in a fax sent to management at the firm, calling for redundancies that very day, leaving staff in shock. The Berlin and Istanbul branches of the starchitect’s firm, which had 17 offices worldwide, have also closed. Just 12 per cent of Fosters work was in his home country, with the rest of the portfolio being spread around the world where the Foster brand was revered by starchitect-struck clients.

The Irish Times