Famous British architect and co-creator of the Georges Pompidou centre in Paris France, Richard Rogers has died at the age of 88.
According to reports, Richard Rogers who was a 2007 Pritzker Prize winner died “peacefully,” Matthew Freud, president and founder of communications agency Freuds, told UK news agency PA.
According to the New York Times, his son Roo Rogers has confirmed his death, the cause of which has not been specified.
British architect Richard Rogers, died Saturday evening, according to media citing a spokesperson and his son.
Born in Florence in 1933 before fleeing Mussolini’s Italy with his family to settle in London, Richard Rogers is one of the pioneers of the “high-tech” movement, which is distinguished by its glass and glass structures. steel and its visible pipes.
In addition to the Pompidou Centre in the heart of Paris, which he created in 1971 with his friend Renzo Piano, he designed the headquarters of Lloyd’s insurance company, an architectural UFO inaugurated in 1986 in the City of London.
He also created the building of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the offices in Berlin on Potsdamer Platz, a terminal at Barajas international airport in Madrid, the “Three World Trade Center” in New York, as well as the “Dome of the millennium” in London, the curiosity of the festivities of the year 2000 which earned him the wrath of Prince Charles.
Become Lord Rogers of Riverside, the architect sat from 1996 in the House of Lords, the upper house of the British Parliament, in the ranks of Labor.