British architect Richard Rogers died Saturday evening at his home in London, at the age of 88. The BBC reported this on a spokesperson basis. Rogers was 88 years old. The cause of his death was not disclosed.
Rogers was born in Florence, Italy in 1933 and studied architecture in London and Yale. Together with the Italian Renzo Piano he designed the Center Pompidou in Paris. The leading Center for Modern Art with its colorful tubes and tubes on its facade is one of the main attractions in Paris and was opened in 1977. With over 100,000 works, the center contains one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art.
Rogers is considered one of the most successful and influential architects in the world, according to the BBC. Rogers also designed the Millennium Dome (The O2) in London, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and the Third World Trade Center in New York. He also left his mark in various airports by designing terminals for Heathrow Airport (London) and Barajas (Madrid) among others. In Belgium, Rogers designed the Antwerp Law Courts, also known as the Butterfly Palace, which opened in 2006.
During his career, Rogers has received many awards. In 2007, the Briton was the recipient of the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s most prestigious award.
In 1991, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him a knighthood. Five years later he received the title of Baron.
Check out some of his most impressive designs below:
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