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Richard Rogers Architect : Architecture

Contemporary Architecture Practice, London, England, UK

19 Dec 2021

Richard Rogers dies aged 88

Millennium Dome architect Richard Rogers has died at the age of 88.

A spokesman said he had “passed away quietly” on Saturday evening – BBC News

From the Centre Pompidou in Paris (1976), to the Lloyd’s building in London (1984), his work had huge influence on the architectural world.

I only met him once, at the Architecture Foundation in London with my boss Eva Jiricna (ex-Richard Rogers), but his influence was already pervasive on my thinking before starting at architecture school in 1989. There were a number of British architectural programmes on television that analysed his buildings alongside the other two major UK architects – Norman Foster and James Stirling.

Whilst at Eva Jiricna’s we won the chance to design the Faith Zone within the Millennium Dome. Seeing the size and complexity of the overall project was a reminder of just how talented Richard was. I admired the way he discussed architecture in frequent television appearances, with a gentle personable air that is not so sommon amongst famous architects. Despite his hugely impressive achievements he retained an air of humbleness.

Architect Adrian Welch, Founding Editor.

3 Sep 2020
Architect Richard Rogers to Retire

Current architecture practice page for this celebrated London architect:

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

11 Dec 2018

Richard Rogers News

Richard Rogers Architect Wins 2019 AIA Gold Medal

Lord Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA

From the Centre Pompidou in Paris to New York City’s post–September 11 skyline, the work of Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA, has influenced architectural conversations and helped redefine an architect’s responsibilities to society. Rogers’ commitment to our cities, environment, and humanity has resulted in a wealth of honors, while cementing his place in architectural history.

Richard Rogers Architect Wins 2019 AIA Gold Medal

21 Jan 2016
Richard Rogers & David Bowie
Italian-British architect Richard Rogers achieved recognition from music legend David Bowie back in 1995, in the song “Thru’ these Architect’s Eyes”.

In the first verse, he namedrops both the late Philip Johnson and Richard Rogers:

“And stomping along on this big Philip Johnson/Is delay just wasting my time/Looking across at Richard Rogers/Scheming dreams to blow both their minds.”

“Thru’ These Architect’s Eyes” is the 17th track on David Bowie’s concept album, Outside, for which the musician reunited with producer Brian Eno.

Richard Rogers Award News

14 Dec 2015 – The architecture firm Wins ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected Rogers as the 2015 recipient of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The Institute’s highest honor, the award “recognizes a person or a person representing an institution who has demonstrated a longtime commitment to the creation of communities that reflect the highest standards of design and development.”

Rogers was selected as the prize’s 16th recipient for “his career-long focus on creating sustainable communities that thrive by providing a high quality of life for all citizens.”

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners News
Five New Partners Appointed at RSHP

18 Nov, 2015

RSHP Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partner have announced the elevation of five associates to partner level while Mike Davies CBE, who has worked alongside Lord Rogers for more than forty years, will be reducing his roles.

Davies was involved in some of this archkitecture practice’s most significant projects including the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Lloyd’s of London, the Millennium Dome, and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. As a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Davies is currently the project director for Grand Paris, the masterplan for Greater Paris 2025 which was commissioned by former President Nicolas Sarkozy. RSHP said Davies “will remain employed in a part-time role.”

Richard Rogers Partnership – Key Projects

1 Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, west London
One Hyde Park apartments
image from developer
One Hyde Park

Design Museum Exhibition

Heathrow Terminal 5, London, UK
Heathrow Terminal 5
image from T5i
Heathrow Airport T5 Building

Daiwa Building, City of London, UK
Daiwa Building design by Richard Rogers Architect
photo © Adrian Welch
Daiwa Building

122 Leadenhall Street, London, England, UK
Former Post Office building
site photograph © AW
122 Leadenhall Street : London office tower

Waterside House – M&S head office, Paddington Basin, London

Paddington Basin building design by Richard Rogers Architect
photograph © Nick Weall
Paddington Basin

European Law Courts, Antwerp, Belgium
Belgian Project

Mossbourne Community Academy, 100 Down’s Park Road, Hackney, London

Stirling Prize 2006 winner for the:

Barajas Airport European Terminal, Madrid, Spain
Richard Rogers building
photo : Amparo Garrido © The Photographer
Barajas Airport photos

Lloyd’s building, City of London
Lloyd's Building
image © Adrian Welch
Lloyd’s Building

Capodichino underground station redevelopment, Naples, Italy

Canary Wharf RS1, Canary Wharf, east London
214m / 702ft

Heron Quays West Tower 1, Canary Wharf
214m / 702ft

East Darling Harbour Masterplan, Sydney, Australia

5 finalists including Richard Rogers Partnership

Riverside South development – two towers, Canary Wharf

Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration, Berkshire, England

£750m with Chapman Taylor Architects

Extension to & refurbishment of Javits Convention Center
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York
1979-86 originally by I M Pei & Partners, Architects

Richard Rogers Partnership – deleted projecs

Central Library Birmingham, central England
2002-06: not built
Birmingham Library Competition 2006

Javits Convention Center Extension to & refurbishment, New York City, NY, USA
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

CB1 Scheme, Cambridge, England, UK
Richard Rogers Architects were designing a £725m masterplan for 25 acre Cambridge railway station area – entitled the CB1 Scheme – for the Ashwell Property Group: flats, offices, hotels, public square, bus interchange, county heritage centre and shops: planning submission rejected Apr 2006. Richard Rogers once taught architecture in Cambridge.

Four Key Buildings by the Architect

We feature four key projects by this celebrated London-based architect: a classic Richard Rogers building The Pompidou Centre in Paris, a recent UK project, the Glasgow Bridge, the Millennium Dome, London and the Lloyds Building London.

The first major building by this British architect, completed with celebrated Italian architect, Renzo Piano:

Centre George Pompidou / Pompidou Centre, Rue Beaubourg, Paris IVe, France
Date built: 1976
Design: Richard Rogers / Renzo Piano Architects

Pompidou Centre
Pompidou Building, Paris: ducts image © Adrian Welch

Radical for its time with service ducts expressed on the exterior and all structure glamourised and articulated externally where possible. The architectural realisation of some Archigram ideas, with escalators providing dynamism to the main west facade. Half of the plot was given over to a rectilinear square which again added dynamism to the building. Also known as the Beaubourg Centre or simply The Pompidou.

Centre George Pompidou design by Richard Rogers Architect
Pompidou Building, Paris: photo from the top © Adrian Welch
Classic Pompidou Centre Paris

Our second major project, a competition win for a bridge in the UK:

Clyde Pedestrian Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland
Design with Atkins Architects:

This project was abandoned
Tradeston Broomielaw Bridge design by Richard Rogers Architect
Glasgow Bridge Picture: Photo Credit Steve Hosey Graphics
Glasgow Bridge by Richard Rogers

Our third key project, a major London building:

Millenniumn Dome, Greenwich, east London, UK
Millenniumn Dome
image © Adrian Welch
Millenniumn Dome London : Tensile Structure

Our fourth featuyred project, after The Pompidou his next major building:

Lloyds Building, City of London
Lloyds Building design by Richard Rogers Architect
photograph © AJW
Lloyd’s Building London

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, Fenchurch St, London EC3

Richard Rogers Partnership Background

The partnership made their name with the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Their reputation for exuberant hi-tech architecture was cemented with Lloyd’s of London and latterly the Millennium Dome, also London.

The Richard Rogers Partnership – Key Projects

Pompidou Centre (aka Beaubourg Centre), Paris, France
Lloyds Building, City of London, UK
Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, UK
Daiwa Building, City of London 1999
Headquarters for Channel 4 Television, London, UK
Marks & Spencer, London, UK
European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
Law Courts, Bordeaux, France
Minami Yamashiro Primary School, Japan
Madrid International Airport, Spain
Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, London, UK
National Assembly, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Law Courts, Antwerp, Belgium
Bullring complex, Barcelona, Spain

Proposed Projects

Commercial offices, Canary Wharf, London, UK
122 Leadenhall Street office tower, City of London, UK

Early Richard Rogers Projects

Designs, alphabetical:

Minami-Yamashiro Elementary School, Kyoto, Japan

Billingsgate Securities Market, Lower Thames St, City of London, UK
Billingsgate Market

Channel 4 Headquarters, Horseferry Road, St James’ Park, West End, London
Channel 4 TV Headquarters
photo © Nick Weall
Channel 4 TV Headquarters

Chiswick Park Building 5, west London, England

Kabuki-Cho, Tokyo, Japan

LDDC Pump House, Tidal Basin Road, Royal Victoria Docks, east London

Reuters Building, Commodity Quay, East Smithfield, east London

Richard Rogers Partnership Offices, west London
Design with Lifschutz Davidson Design
RIBA Awards 1993 Regional Award : London

Tradeston/Broomielaw bridge over the River Clyde – project abandoned:

Broomielaw Bridge
photo : Steve Hosey Graphics

River Clyde bridge by Richard Rogers Architects
image from Richard Rogers Partnership

Richard Rogers says, “Great! This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to one of Europe’s most vibrant cultural centres.”

More architectural projects online soon

Location: London, England, UK

Architects Practice Information

Practice renamed Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners or RSHP

Pritzker Prize Architects – winner in 2007

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners studio based in London, UK

Richard Rogers Buildings

Background on the Architect

Richard Rogers:
British architect Richard Rogers
photo © Andrew Zuckerman

Richard was a key member of the British Hi-Tech movement alongside Norman Foster. With Norman Foster and James Stirling, Richard was often portrayed in the Eighties as one of three dominant British architects working across the globe. Other Hi-Tech architects were Nicholas Grimshaw (originally with Terry Farrell), Chris Wilkinson and Richard Horden.

His Welsh Assembly has often been compared to the Scottish Parliament Building but despite controversies is much cheaper and smaller.

He was the winner of RIBA Gold Medal in 1985.

London Architecture Designs

Barajas Airport

Barcelona Architecture

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