The Easel

21st December 2021

Pritzker Prize winner Richard Rogers dies at 88

When their plan for the Pompidou Centre was announced, Rodgers (and co-designer Renzo Piano) were booed. Once built, its radical design proved massively popular and showed how cultural architecture could spearhead urban regeneration. A pioneer of hi-tech, “inside out” buildings, Rodgers was also a “a tireless supporter of the compact, sustainable, pedestrian-friendly city”. Rodgers discusses two of his buildings here.