Built a body of work dealing in joy
Will Alsop, 70, was a British architect whose exuberant buildings enliven cities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Marcos Rosello, a co-founder with Alsop of the architecture practice aLL Design, said Alsop died on Saturday after a short illness.
Alsop told The Observer newspaper in 2007 that “architects are the only profession that actually deal in joy and delight — all the others deal in doom and gloom”.
His buildings include the green, copper-clad Peckham Library in London, which won the Stirling Prize for architecture; London’s futuristic North Greenwich Underground station; and the Sharp Centre at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, a black-and-white box poised rakishly on red stilts.
Alsop is survived by his wife Sheila, a daughter and two sons. Died: Saturday.
Will Alsop in his Battersea office in October 2010.