Richard Rogers, one of the greatest representatives of modern functional architecture, dies

The architect Italian-British Richard Rogers He died this Saturday at the age of 88. This has been reported by international media, thanks to the statements of his son Roo Rogers. So far no further information about the causes of his death has emerged.

Rogers had been a member of the House of Lords since 1997 and in 2007 he received the Pritzker Prize, considered the nobel of architecture. Its works include the new terminal T4 of the Adolfo Suárez airport in Madrid – Barajas.

Other key works in his career they are the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport or the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris.

He was born in Florence in 1933, into an English family. He lived in the city for its first five years until his family moved to London. He developed much of his professional career in the British capital until he became one of the greatest representatives of modern functional architecture.

He conceived of architecture as a catalyst for social change, considering it both an urban problem and a political question. He defended a system of sustainable city, marking a before and after in the history of modern architecture. Rogers’ passion for technology was closely tied to the productivity of space.

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