UNSW Built Environment: Lord Richard Rogers interviewed on ABC Radio National

5 11 2010

Richard Rogers is one of the world’s most celebrated living architects and was a guest this week on ABC Radio National program By Design. For half a century he has been an extraordinary figure in shaping the world’s built environment.

In 2007 he won the Pritzker prize — in the world of architecture that’s the equivalent of a Nobel prize. As well, Lord Rogers (he sits as a Labour peer in the British house of Lords) has won Britain’s prestigious Stirling Prize for architecture twice.

His most famous buildings include the Pompidou Centre in Paris and, in London, the high tech headquarters of Lloyd’s, the Millennium Dome and Heathrow Terminal Five. But like all great architects, his iconic buildings and urban master plans have divided public opinion.

He is currently the driving design force behind the Lend Lease development of Sydney’s Barangaroo, a 22-hectare industrial site on Sydney Harbour to be transformed into a new precinct of commercial, residential and park … a project that has not been without controversy.

Richard Rogers has been for half a century an extraordinary figure in shaping the world’s built environment.

Click here to listen to Richard Rogers on ABC Radio National program By Design





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