Pritzker Prize 2007


Richard Rogers

A bit over ten years after his previous partners Norman Foster and Renzo Piano – the latter a Pritkzer juror in this edition–, the British Richard Rogers, who already possesses the Praemium Imperiale and the RIBA Gold Medal, has been distinguished with one of the few international awards he still had not received. Associated with Norman Foster during the 1960s in Team 4 and in the 1970s to Renzo Piano – with whom he designed Paris’s Centre Pompidou –, his career as solo architect is marked by the emblematic Lloyd’s Building of London, symbol of a British architecture in which technological utopia and concern for the environment went hand in hand. Urbanism will be, however, a preferred field of activity to give shape to the architect’s political and social concerns. His collaboration with Ken Livingstone, ex Mayor of London, is an example of his firm commitment with the construction of the contemporary city, an activity that Rogers has made compatible with the execution of works such as the Terminal 4 of Barajas Airport in Madrid – Stirling Prize 2006 – or the Hotel Hesperia Tower in Barcelona.

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