Richard Rogers Exhibition Tour Announced

As previously announced, Architect Richard Rogers, recipient of this year’s Pritzker Prize, will have an exhibition at the Rogers designed Pompidou Center this November.

Announced today, the traveling exhibition: Richard Rogers & Architects – From the House to the City, will then begin its tour at the Design Museum in London next April. This is the first Richard Rogers exhibition in London in over two decades.

The Design Museum today announces that it will host a major exhibition of the work of architect Richard Rogers. This announcement is made on the day that the 73 year old British architect, is awarded the 2007 Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the highest honour within international architecture, at a ceremony in London. Richard Rogers & Architects – From the House to the City will open at the Design Museum, London, in April 2008.

One of the most influential British architects of our time, Richard Rogers (b.1933) has established himself and his practice at the forefront of today’s architectural culture through such high-profile projects as the Pompidou Centre, the headquarters for Lloyd’s of London, the Millennium Dome and the National Assembly for Wales. Richard Rogers & Architects – From the House to the
City will present a detailed survey of Rogers’ work, from the early years with Norman and Wendy Foster and Su Rogers at Team 4 in the 1960s, designing the Pompidou Centre with Renzo Piano in the 1970s, to the establishment of the Richard Rogers Partnership – now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – and numerous projects designed by the practice and built throughout the world over
the past three decades.

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum said “Richard Rogers has had the most remarkable career in British architecture. Beginning with an extraordinary family house in Cornwall, then changing the shape of post-War architecture with the Pompidou Centre, and now heading up an international office that is busier than ever. The Design Museum is delighted to stage this important exhibition, the first of Richard Rogers’ work in London since 1986.”

Richard Rogers said: “The Design Museum is part of contemporary London’s cultural revolution and one of my favourite museums. I am delighted that our work will be shown there.”

Launching at the Pompidou Centre in November 2007, the year that marks the 30th anniversary of the building, Richard Rogers & Architects – From the House to the City will visit the Design Museum in London as its first touring destination, opening to the public in April 2008.

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