Exhibition: Richard Rogers + Architects
Richard Rogers + Architects – From the House to the City
Following its success at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, where it attracted 150,000 visitors, the Richard Rogers + Architects – From the House to the City exhibition will tour to the Design Museum in London from 24 April to 25 August 2008.
The exhibition, sponsored by Canary Wharf Group, presents a detailed survey of Rogers’ work, spanning the early years with Norman and Wendy Foster and Su Rogers at Team 4 in the 1960s and designing the Pompidou Centre with Renzo Piano in the 1970s, to the establishment of the Richard Rogers Partnership – now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – and the numerous projects designed by the practice and built throughout the world over the past four decades.
The projects are arranged in colour-coded sections, with each ‘urban block’ evoking an architectural theme which examines a range of projects through new and archive models, photographs, drawings and films. In each thematic area – Transparent, Legible, Green, Lightweight, Public, Urban and Systems – projects that are particularly representative of that theme are explored. Rogers’ early career and influences are examined in an ‘Early Work’ section, and current projects by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners are featured in a ‘Work in Progress’ section.
Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum said: “Richard Rogers has had the most remarkable career in British architecture. Beginning with an extraordinary family house in Cornwall, then changing the shape of post-war architecture with the Pompidou Centre, and now heading up an international office that is busier than ever. The Design Museum is delighted to stage this important exhibition, the first of Richard Rogers’ work in London since 1986.”
Richard Rogers said: “The Design Museum is part of contemporary London’s cultural revolution and one of my favourite museums. I am delighted that our work will be shown there.”
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