Rogers wins Pritzker prize

Architect Richard Rogers has been named as winner of the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize. He will receive the honour at an official ceremony due to take place in London on 4 June.

Rogers was chosen by a panel of eminent figures from the world of architecture, including Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, former Arts Council chairman Lord Palumbo, Indian planner and architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi and Vitra chairman Rolf Fehlbaum. He was selected for a body of work that ‘already represents defining moments in the history of contemporary architecture’, according to the panel.

Some of Rogers’ key projects include Lloyd’s of London in the City, the Centre Georges Pomidou in Paris and Terminal 4 at Madrid’s Barajas airport, which won the 2006 Stirling Prize for Architecture.

The annual Pritzker prize honours a living architect ‘whose talent, vision and commitment has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture’. Previous laureates of the prize include Zaha Hadid in 2004 and Norman Foster in 1999.

The Richard Rogers Partnership will be renamed later this year as Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners in recognition of the group’s younger members. It has offices in London, Barcelona, Madrid and Tokyo.

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