Richard Rogers, at the CaixaFòrum

Posted on 11 March 2009 in Barcelona, always!

A review of works by architect Richard Rogers is, as one might expect, what is on display at the exhibition, “Richard Rogers + Architects. From the home to the city”, the first retrospective in Spain on the British architect.

The exhibition, which begins with Rogers’ first works in the sixties, presents the architect’s contributions to the concept of public space and his use of innovative materials, among other things.

Best-known works of this architect are the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Lloyd’s Building and the Millennium Dome in London, the new Terminal 4 in Madrid-Barajas airport and the Terminal 5 in London-Heathrow airport.

Rogers was knighted in 1991 by Queen Elizabeth II. He was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1985. He received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 10th Mostra di Architettura di Venezia. In 2006, he was awarded the Stirling Prize for Terminal 4 of Barajas Airport.

He was created Baron Rogers of Riverside, of Chelsea in 1996. He sits as a Labour Peer in the House of Lords. He has been awarded as weel honorary degrees from Oxford Brookes University and the University of Kent, and was awarded the 2007 Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour; and appointed Companion of Honour in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Richard Rogers has a long relationship with Barcelona,  being an Adviser to the Mayor of Barcelona’s Urban Strategies Council; and with projects such as the renovation of Las Arenas bullring, turning it into a shopping mall. Our B-Hotel will become, thanks to this project, the best located hotel in the city, just in front of La Fira fairs & congresses venue and next to the largest and newest mall of Barcelona.

More inf@:      Wikipedia     Richard Rogers’ website

Project of Las Arenas
Renovation project of Las Arenas

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