The Design Museum has announced that it will host a major exhibition of the work of Richard Rogers. The announcement was made on the day that the 73-year-old British architect, was awarded the 2007 Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the highest honour within international architecture, at a ceremony in London. Richard Rogers & Architects – From the House to the City will open at the Design Museum, London, in April 2008.
"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," said Richard Rogers.
One of the most influential British architects of our time, Richard Rogers has established himself and his practice at the forefront of today's architectural culture through such high-profile projects as the Pompidou Centre, the headquarters for Lloyd's of London, the Millennium Dome and the National Assembly for Wales.
Richard Rogers & Architects – From the House to the City will present a detailed survey of Rogers's work, from the early years with Norman and Wendy Foster and Su Rogers at Team 4 in the 1960s, designing the Pompidou Centre with Renzo Piano in the 1970s, to the establishment of the Richard Rogers Partnership – now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – and numerous projects designed by the practice and built throughout the world over the past three decades.
"Richard Rogers has had the most remarkable career in British architecture," said Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum. 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."
Launching at the Pompidou Centre in November 2007, the year that marks the 30th anniversary of the building, Richard Rogers & Architects – From the House to the City will visit the Design Museum in London as its first touring destination, opening to the public in April 2008.