By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy


2Having got the go-ahead for the Shard and unveiled plans for a Bloomsbury groundscraper, Piano's UK profile is at an all-time high.

RENZO PIANO 17% 1 Knocked off the top spot for the first time, possibly because ex-director Ken Shuttleworth has joined the table, thus splitting the Foster vote.

NORMAN FOSTER 15. 5% Up on last year when he won 3 per cent of the vote, Rogers may have gained sympathy for his departure from and reinstatement to the Welsh Assembly building.

RICHARD ROGERS 6% 3 Steady in fourth place, Gehry has won plaudits for his Maggie's Centre in Dundee, but brickbats for his King Alfred project for Brighton's waterfront.

FRANK GEHRY 4% =4 Up on last year, when he came in at equal 12th.But what has happened to Pierre de Meuron? Last year he equalled Herzog's vote; now he has disappeared.

JACQUES HERZOG 4% =4 New to the table, Libeskind has been transformed into a household name with his commission for the Freedom Tower project in New York.

DANIEL LIBESKIND 3% =6 Down on last year when he was in third place with 7 per cent of the vote, Cullinan has had a quiet year after the success of Downland Gridshell in 2002.

EDWARD CULLINAN 3% =6 Having left the Foster fold, new entry Shuttleworth is now officially a 'personality' in his own right. Will he manage to hold on to his new-found popularity?

KEN SHUTTLEWORTH 3% =6 The same vote as last year. His continuing popularity reflects respect for the Swiss school with its trademark restraint and attention to detail.

PETER ZUMTHOR 3% =6 Winning the Gold Medal and completing the Berlin embassy has made no difference to Koolhaas'popularity.

He has exactly the same percentage of the vote as last year.

REM KOOLHAAS 3% =6 With his critically acclaimed station proposal, Calatrava is possibly the only person to have emerged from the Ground Zero affair with his reputation unscathed.

SANTIAGO CALATRAVA 3% =6 Lectured in the UK last year and subject of a major monograph. He also won the competition for the Pompidou Centre in Metz with Philip Gumuchdjian.


Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters