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Richard George Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside (23 July 1933 – 18 December 2021) was an Italian-born British architect best known for his work on the Centre Pompidou (1977) in Paris, known as one of the first postmodern buildings.

He also designed the Lloyd's building (1986) and Millennium Dome (2000) both in London and the Palace of Justice Antwerp (2006) in Antwerp.

Centre Pompidou

Rogers is best known for his work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

This building established Rogers's trademark of exposing most of the building's services (water, heating and ventilation ducts, and stairs) on the exterior, leaving the internal spaces uncluttered and open for visitors to the centre's art exhibitions. This style, dubbed "Bowellism" by some critics, was not universally popular at the time the centre opened in 1977, but today the Pompidou Centre is a widely admired Parisian landmark. Rogers revisited this inside-out style with his design for London's Lloyd's Building, completed in 1986 – another controversial design which has since become a famous and distinctive landmark in its own right.

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