Architect of the Week | Richard Rogers


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Welcome to the third week of the series, now coming to you on Wednesdays at 06:00, instead of the usual Sundays.

This week the winner is Richard George Rogers, also known as Baron Rogers of Riverside CH KT FRIBA FCSD, a very complicated name! Richard was born in Florence, Italy. He is the   founder of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, along with Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour.

The designs of many of his projects are all very modern and simple in their style. They somehow separate  themselves from the usual constraints of modernism, as we know it today, for the simple reason that he very often uses small windows instead of huge floor to ceiling ones. It's a subtle difference, but one that is very noticeable. He is internationally renowned, with an extensive portfolio so it is no surprise he has a trophy cabinet for the large amount of awards he has won, not forgetting the 'Architect of the Week' award!. His awards are as follows:
  1. RIBA Gold Medal in 1985
  2. Thomas Jefferson Medal in 1999
  3. Praemium Imperiale in 2000
  4. Sterling Prize in 2006 and 2009
  5. Minerva Medal in 2007
  6. Pritzker Prize in 2007
The Millennium Dome in London
As I have said, Richard has an extensive portfolio of designs. These include the Millennium Dome, London (above) designed to house the proposed Millennium Experience but later changed to an exhibition center, currently home to the O2 Arena. The UK's 2nd largest indoor Arena. Richard has also designed the new Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport, as well as Terminal 4 at the Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain.  As well as this he designed the highly impressive European Court of Human Rights building in France and the Grade 1 listed, 'Lloyd's Building' in London. Richard has completed many more buildings and you can view his full portfolio by clicking here

A Selection of Videos featuring Richard Rogers
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"Architect of the Week | Richard Rogers" 3/06/2013. ArchitectWeekly. Accessed .