Remembering Richard Rogers | Architect 1933 – 2021

Portrait of Richard Rogers by Andrew Zuckerman

One of the most influential architects of our era and winner of the 2007 Pritzker Prize, Richard Rogers sadly passed away at the age of 88 on 18th December 2021. 

Confirming the news and paying tribute, his studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) have stated: “He will be remembered as a colleague and friend, who was gregarious, always completely free of status, always inclusive, always exploring and looking ahead.”

“A man of immense drive and charisma, he was equally a man of civility and integrity, dedicated to the art and science of architecture, of urbanism, the life of the city, of political commitment and positive social change.”

The Millennium Dome was the focal point of a larger masterplan for a peninsula in Greenwich, London

The British-Italian architect is best known for his iconic high-tech architecture including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which he designed with Italian architect Renzo Piano, as well Lloyd’s building and the Millennium Dome in London.

Rogers was born in Italy in 1933 and moved to the UK six years later. In his lifetime he received many notable recognitions from the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985 and the Pritzker Prize in 2007 to the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2019. He was also knighted by the Queen in 1991.

Many wonderful tributes have poured in from around the world, one of which is from fellow Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Norman Foster who said the architect was his “oldest and closest friend” and “a great pioneering architect of the modern age”.

All photography is courtesy of RSHP.

Set in Château La Coste’s vineyard, the Richard Rogers’ Drawing Gallery was the final work Richard Rogers’ retirement from practice in June 2020

Take a look more of Richard Rogers’ work through his studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

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