Kristine L Ming

The man who built the Dome

Regarded as one of the world’s most successful and influential architects, Lord Rogers’ distinctive, eye-catching creations can be seen far and wide. From the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff, to Lloyd’s of London and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

Now, as he turns 80, Richard Rogers’ pioneering career is being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. To mark his birthday, he spoke to BBC World Service about some of his most memorable structures – from his early work to current projects.

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Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out can be seen at the Royal Academy, London, until 13 October 2013.

All images subject to copyright. Most images courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Other images courtesy Press Association, Getty Images, Reuters, and Andrew Zuckerman.

Music by KPM Music and Elvis Costello. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 23 July 2013.


Richard Rogers: The Documentary – BBC World Service

Richard Rogers: Turning architecture inside out – BBC Arts and Culture

Royal Academy – London

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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