Richard Rogers talks informally with SCI-Arc students and faculty, mostly about the Centre Georges Pompidou. He explains how they focused on the building as an information center that included basic programmed spaces and major non-programmed spaces. Rogers talks about changed needs in the future, as well as some new needs already observed. He characterizes the external circulation as engaging the city as well as attracting visitors. He describes the outside of the building as an activity diagram rather than a facade and discusses the relationship between the externalized infrastructure and the ability to modify the organization.
Video Archive | Richard Rogers (2)
This is not a SCI-Arc event, but takes place at USC. Richard Rogers lectures on his interests in growth and change, process, performance, participation, and teamwork. He sees the performance of his designs as linked to the open-endedness of a framework of optimized modular elements in which activities occur. He discusses a series of projects based on these concepts including multi-family residential, factories, storage facilities as well as his own office with Renzo Piano in Genoa. He continues, discussing an interest in developing components and the machines to build them on site. He then shows experiments and built applications which move toward some of these processes. Rogers then begins his presentation of the Centre Georges Pompidou, speaking about their concept for the building and it’s potential for cultural engagement. He additionally relays the transitions in their design as the project went forward after the initial competition entry. The video ends before Rogers does.