Richard Rogers’ best known early work is arguably the Centre Pompidou in Paris, completed in 1977 with Renzo Piano. In the same year, the architect founded the Richard Rogers Partnershi­p in London, which evolved into Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) in 2007. Now the practice has 11 partners and has just launched a new office in Paris – marking Rogers’ retirement by returning, in a way, to where it all began. ‘We currently have a range of exciting new projects in progress there, in a range of typologies at a wide range of scales,’ says RSHP partner responsibl­e for France, Stephen Barrett. ‘Prompted by Brexit and the regrettabl­e drawing up of once permeable boundaries that it implies, we are finally taking the plunge in setting up a Paris office, all these years after the project office that Richard and Renzo establishe­d in the early 1970s. Of course, we’ve never really been away, and London and Paris are so very close, but this step is also an affirmatio­n, an important symbol of confidence and commitment to a country and to clients we value deeply.’ The Drawing Gallery at Château La Coste is part of a growing list of work in France for the office, including: • Maine Montparnas­se masterplan, 2019-ongoing • Gare de Lyon Daumesnil masterplan, 2014-ongoing • Bercy Charenton masterplan, 2009-ongoing • The Roads of the Future Grand Paris, 2019 • One Monte Carlo, 2019 • Centre de conservati­on du Louvre à Liévin, 2019 • Terminal 1 at Saint Exupéry Airport in Lyon, 2018 • Grand Paris, 2013 • European Court of Human Rights, 1995

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