2007 pritzker prize
it was announced the other day, as i’m sure many of you know, that london architect richard rogers has won the 2007 pritzker prize. the pritzker prize is like the nobel prize of architecture; it has been given out annually since the award’s creation in 1979 (philip johnson won the first award). the laureate list is a veritable who’s who of architecture including, koolhaas, herzog and de meuron, piano, murcutt, utzon, ando, and barragan. rogers’ medal (and $100,000 prize) will be presented in london on june 4th.
rogers is most notably known for his lloyd’s of london building (seen above), the millennium dome, and the channel 4 headquarters in london (seen below) to name a few. known for his technology saavy brand of architecture rogers work has become increasingly sustainable as of late without losing his well-known, and much admired, aesthetic.