Richard Rogers dead: What buildings did famous architect design?

MILLENNIUM Dome architect Richard Rogers has died at the age of 88.

He "passed away quietly" on Saturday night, according to a spokesman.

Who is Richard Rogers?

Lord Richard Rogers was born in 1933 to an Anglo-Italian family in Florence, Italy.

He moved to England in 1938, fleeing the dictatorship of Mussolini.

Rogers left school in 1951 with no qualifications. Then, after completing mandatory National Service in the Army, he trained at the Architectural Association of Architecture in London before graduating with a master's from Yale in 1962.

Lord Rogers was a successful and influential architect. He founded the firm Team 4 in 1964, which was known for its technology-inspired designs.

He won many industry awards, including the Pritzker in 2007 and the Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall Art Gallery in 2014.

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The Pritzker prize jury said: "[Rogers] revolutionised museums, transforming what had once been elite monuments into popular places of social and cultural exchange, woven into the heart of the city."

Rogers was was knighted in 1991 and became a life peer in 1996.

Renzo Piano, the designer of London's Shard tower, said: "He is my closest friend, practically my brother. When we met [in 1968] we were the bad boys."

What buildings did Richard Rogers design?

Rogers completed more than 400 commissions during his career.

He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s for his controversial designs.

Rogers put lifts and air conditioning ducts on the outside of buildings such as the Lloyds building in London and the Pompidou in Paris.

The £758m Millennium Dome, which opened December 31 1999, is now the 02 Arena in London.

He also designed the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the Welsh Parliament's Senedd building in Cardiff, Terminal 5 at Heathrow and Terminal 4 of Madrid's Barajas Airport.

Other creations include 3 World Trade Center, in New York, an 80-storey skyscraper on the site of the former Twin Towers.

How did Richard Rogers die?

Matthew Freud, Freuds communications agency said that Rogers "passed away quietly" on Saturday night.

His son Roo Rogers also confirmed his death to the New York Times, but did not give the cause.

He is survived by his wife, Lady Ruth, sons Ab, Ben, Roo and Zad.

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