Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers dies aged 88

By 19th December 2021International News

Portrait of Richard Rogers

Breaking news: high-tech architecture pioneer Richard Rogers, who designed the Centre Pompidou in Paris and London’s Lloyd’s building, has passed away aged 88.

British-Italian architect Rogers, one of the world’s best-known architects, died at his home in London on Saturday evening. His death was confirmed to the New York Times by his son Roo Rogers.

Over his career he was awarded all of architecture’s top honours. He was awarded the Pritzker Prize – architecture’s highest accolade – in 2007, the Royal Gold Medal in 1985, the American Institute of Architect’s Gold Medal in 2019 and the Praemium Imperiale for Architecture in 2000.

His studio won the Stirling Prize – the UK’s top honour for a building – twice, first for Madrid’s Barajas Airport in 2006 and for the Maggie’s Centre in London in 2009.

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