Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners officially completes Three World Trade Center in New York City

Architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed the construction of Three World Trade Center in Manhattan, which is now the city’s fifth-tallest building. The skyscraper spans 80 storeys and reaches 1,079 feet (329 metres) high, making it currently the second tallest building at the redeveloped World Trade Center site. External construction work in

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Norman Foster and Richard Rogers pay tribute to “genius” Will Alsop

British architectural heavyweights Norman Foster and Richard Rogers have written tributes to Will Alsop, who passed away earlier this week. Foster called Alsop a “truly unique individual”, while Rogers said he was a “wonderful, warm, brilliant architect and friend”. Alsop, who was nominated for the Stirling Prize four times and won UK architecture’s highest honour in 2000, died

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Wimbledon house was meant to solve the British housing problem but didn’t, says Richard Rogers

In this exclusive video interview, British architect Richard Rogers reflects on the influence of the seminal house he designed for his parents at 22 Parkside in Wimbledon, London. Designed in the late 1960s by Rogers and his then wife Su, the Wimbledon house – also known as the Rogers House – was intended to demonstrate

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SelgasCano transforms Richard Rogers’ former studio into another Second Home workspace

Spanish studio SelgasCano has completed a third plant-filled workspace for Second Home, in the west London building that housed Richard Rogers’ first architecture studio as well as providing the setting for cult 1960s film Blowup. Second Home Holland Park is the third venue that José Selgas and Lucía Cano have created for the London-based company, which provides studio

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Architectural Association promises to maintain cultural offering as members protest redundancies

The Architectural Association has sought to alleviate concerns that staff cuts will mean the loss of it’s exhibitions and publications departments, as members including David Adjaye and Richard Rogers demand a meeting to reverse the plans. Adjaye and Rogers, along with Kate MacIntosh, Ted Cullinan and Edward Jones, were among 21 signatories of a letter

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Sculptures of Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano will sit opposite the Centre Pompidou

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created two new sculptures of Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, which are set to be permanently installed across from the architects’ iconic building, the Centre Pompidou. The sculptures are variations on pieces in Veilhan’s Architects series, first exhibited at a private viewing in the Palace of Versailles in 2009. They will

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A New Renovation For The Wimbledon House

Originally built in 1968 for the parents of celebrated architect Richard Rogers, the Wimbledon House in southwest London has undergone a renovation. Following a brief from Harvard, the project was led by Philip Gumuchdjian and landscape architect Todd …

Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers share Centre Pompidou photographs on 40th anniversary

Archive photography from the offices of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers shows the dramatic inside-out form of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which is celebrating its 40th birthday. One of the most famous examples of the high-tech style, the Centre Pompidou was assembled from a kit of huge prefabricated steel parts. Over 15,000 tonnes of steel were used in

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Richard Rogers and David Adjaye to select next Serpentine Pavilion architect

Next year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London will selected by architects including Richard Rogers and David Adjaye, it was announced today. For the past 16 years the annual commission has been selected by former Serpentine Galleries director Julia Peyton-Jones. But now she has moved on, the choice will be given to a panel that includes architects, More

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Rogers Stirk Harbour’s £160 million cancer treatment centre opens at London hospital

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed a dedicated cancer treatment centre at Guy’s Hospital in London, which welcomes its first patients today. The British firm led by architects Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour designed the 14-storey building for  a site by London Bridge, just a stone’s throw from The Shard. Rogers Stirk Harbour (RSHP) collaborated with healthcare More

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Richard Rogers “had to fight like hell” for Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre design

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: next up in our exclusive video series, Richard Rogers reflects on the battle to select Zaha Hadid’s design for the London Aquatics Centre, a building he describes as “a roaring success”. Hadid’s Aquatics Centre in Stratford, east London, provides swimming, diving and gym facilities for the public and was one of the key venues during the London 2012 Olympic More

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Rogers Stirk Harbour tackles global food crisis with vertical farm concept

London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has revealed details of a concept for a bamboo-framed vertical farm that could provide an alternative to traditional land-intensive farming. Named Skyfarm, the design is for a multi-storey hyperboloid structure that integrates different types of farming – ranging from traditional planting to aquaponics – and also produces its own energy. More

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Richard Rogers wins Taiwan Taoyuan airport terminal competition

London studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has won a bid to design a new terminal for Taiwan’s largest airport, seeing off competition from Foster + Partners and UN Studio (+ movie). Terminal 3 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will comprise a new terminal building, boarding gates, concourses and a multi-function building, along with transport […]

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Foster, Rogers and UNStudio compete to design major new Taiwan airport terminal

Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and UNStudio are battling to win the tender for a new £1 billion terminal at Taiwan’s largest airport, Taoyuan International. The architecture firms are among the three teams shortlisted to design the 640,000-square-metre Terminal 3 building at Taoyuan International Airport, set to accommodate an additional 45 million […]

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Richard Rogers’ prefabricated housing for homeless people opens in south London

Designed for British charity YMCA, this factory-building housing scheme by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners will provide accommodation for 36 homeless young people in Mitcham, south London (+ slideshow). Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ modular Y:Cube scheme for the YMCA was designed to be easily assembled and transported, so blocks can be moved between temporary sites in the capital. […]

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Richard Rogers steps in to defend Zaha Hadid’s scrapped Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

British architect Richard Rogers says Japan “lost its nerve” in abandoning Zaha Hadid’s Olympic stadium design, adding that the decision could damage the country’s credibility. Rogers, who was on the jury that first selected Hadid’s design, has released a statement outlining his concern that the decision will significantly impact both the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Japan’s reputation. […]

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Richard Rogers calls for architects to help save “exceptional” Robin Hood Gardens

Architect Richard Rogers has urged the architectural community to support the preservation of the Brutalist Robin Hood Gardens estate, which he has described as post-war Britain’s most important social housing development. Rogers and colleague Simon Smithson – the son of Robin Hood Gardens’ architects Alison and Peter Smithson – have sent an open letter to members of the architecture, […]

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Richard Rogers updates Jean Prouvé’s 6×6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel

Architect Richard Rogers has redesigned a flatpack home originally created by Jean Prouvé as a housing solution for victims of the second world war (+ slideshow). The architects’ London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was asked to adapt French architect Jean Prouvé’s 1944 design for use as a holiday home with modern additions. The […]

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Richard Rogers donates house designed for parents to Harvard architecture school

British architect Richard Rogers has gifted the seminal Wimbledon home he designed for his parents in the late 1960s to the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Featuring a radically flexible interior, the Grade II*-listed Rogers House in south London was designed and completed by Rogers and his then wife Su between 1967 and 1969 at […]

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Third bolt fractures on Richard Rogers’ Cheesegrater skyscraper

News: Richard Rogers’ Leadenhall Building has lost its third steel bolt in three months, developer British Land has revealed. An area at the base of the 225-metre London skyscraper dubbed the Cheesegrater had to be cordoned off to pedestrians in November, after it was revealed that two of metal bolts had shattered and that some parts had […]
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Steel bolt breaks off from Richard Rogers’ Cheesegrater tower

News: two steel bolts have broken on Richard Rogers’ Leadenhall Building in London, causing the area around the base of building to be cordoned off to pedestrians despite assurances that the building remains safe. A section of a bolt – reported to be the size of an adult arm – came loose and fell from […]

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