Architect Richard Rogers exhibit in London

CNC report from London
Added On July 21, 2013

This week, the Royal Academy in London opened an exhibition on the works of British architect Richard Rogers.

Rogers is the man who designed the Millenium Dome, the Pompidou Centre and many other iconic buildings.

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Richard Rogers, the Italian-born British architect, is known as the architect behind the design of the Millennium Dome, Heathrow Airport's Terminal Five, and the 'inside-out' Lloyd's building in central London.

From the Pompidou Centre in the 1970s to London's recent "Cheesegrater" building, Richard Rogers has had a remarkable career of 50 years.

Due to his great achievements, Rogers was knighted in 1981 by Queen Elizabeth II and then received the highest honor for an architect. He was made Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2007.

From 18th July, his new show, named "Inside Out", has opened at the Royal Academy in London.  

The exhibition curator, Jeremy Melvin said the new show is all about Richard's collegiate approach, his social and political ideas and their influences on his architectural works.

This would be a great chance for visitors to explore Rogers' role as a interpreter of the wider society.

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)JEREMY MELVIN, Exhibition Curator
"I think his imagination is absolutely about compacting this city .I think spreading the city would reduce the imagination, making it more compact, which means more challenges for the designers. I think that's something Roger is really enjoying about this about it.”

Rogers' high profile art projects the Centre Pompidou are also showcased.

Through these projects, Rogers has built up his reputation as a pioneer standing at the forefront of the architecture industry.

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)JEREMY MELVIN, Exhibition Curator
"What he tries to do is to show how real big commercial office buildings need not to be just a basic glass lab, how it can become something of visual interest, even if it wasn't a fully public building."


The exhibition will last to October 13rd and a series of debates, discussions and educational programs will support Richard Rogers' "Inside Out" in the Royal Academy.