Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rogers wins the Pritzker
The architect that created the Pompidou Center in Paris --- Richard Rogers -- has been named the winner of the 2007 Pritzker Prize. The jury praised Rogers for his "Unique interpretation of the Modern Movement's fascination with the building as machine." Renzo Piano, Rogers' co-architect on the 1977 Pompidou project won the Pritzer nine years ago. In an interview with the NYT, Rogers says he doesn't believe in the star-architect concept, calling design a team effort. "I've never really understood how architects can think of themselves as individuals," he says. Partners at his firm -- soon to be renamed Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners -- earn no more than six times the lowest-paid architect. (Photo courtesy of New York Times)

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