Rogers, Richard, Baron Rogers of Riverside

Rogers, Richard, Baron Rogers of Riverside,

1933–, British architect, b. Florence, Italy, studied Architectural Association, London (1954–59), Yale (M.Arch., 1962). With Norman FosterFoster, Norman Robert, Baron Foster of Thames Bank,
1935–, British architect, b. Manchester, grad. Manchester Univ. school of architecture (1961), Yale school of architecture (M.A., 1962).
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 and two other architects he cofounded (1963) Team 4, his first firm. Rogers achieved international fame when he and Renzo PianoPiano, Renzo
, 1937–, Italian architect, b. Genoa. Piano attended architecture school at Milan Polytechnic, graduating in 1964. The prolific Piano has been lauded for responding to the needs of each building site rather than cleaving to a single architectural style and has
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 created the BeaubourgBeaubourg
, popular name for the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture
, museum in Paris, France; the popular name is derived from the district in which it is located.
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 (1977), the revolutionary "inside-out" museum in Paris. Shortly thereafter he formed Richard Rogers Partnership; it was renamed Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners in 2007. Rogers is known for his innovative application of high-tech methods and materials and for his careful attention to social and environmental concerns. His buildings are functionally flexible; they typically exploit natural light and employ various energy-saving techniques. Among his most notable structures are the Lloyd's building, London (1984); European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg (1995); Millennium Dome, London (1999); Yamashiro School, Kyoto (2003); Barajas International Airport, Madrid (2005); National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (2006); and, with Renzo Piano, the National Opera and National Library, Athens, Greece (2016). Rogers has been honored with architecture's most prestigious awards including the RIBA Gold Medal (1985), Stirling Prize (2006), and Pritzker PrizePritzker Prize,
officially The Pritzker Architecture Prize
, award for excellence in architecture, given annually since 1979. Largely modeled on the Nobel Prize, it is the premier architectural award in the United States and is named for the family that founded the
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 (2007).

Bibliography

See his Cities for a Small Planet (1998) and Cities for a Small Country (with A. Power, 2000); K. Powell, ed., Richard Rogers: Complete Works (3 vol., 1999–2006); K. Powell and R. Torday, Richard Rogers: Architecture of the Future (2005); R. Torday, Richard Rogers (2007).

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