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Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Genoa, Italy

Paris, France
New York, USA

Architecture & Planning

Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy in 1937 to a hard working family of builders. Piano developed a large interested in architecture by following his father’s profession and with his hometown city of Genoa. He studied at Politecnico of Milan University and worked in the office of world renown architect, Franco Albini.

In 1971 Renzo Piano set up Piano & Rogers office in London with Richard Rogers. in which they won the competition for the design of Centre Pompidou. Betwen the 1970s and 1990s Piano worked closely with Peter Rice, while having the firm Atelier Piano & Rice firm from 1977 and 1981. At the end of 1981 Renzo Piano began the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in which 150 people are currently staffed in all three offices.

Selected Projects:

Centre Georges Pompidou-Paris, France

Zentrum Paul Klee-Bern, Switzerland

The New York Times Building-New York, USA


California Academy of Sciences-San Francisco, California, USA

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre-Noumea, New Caledonia

Nasher Sculpture Center-Dallas, TX, USA

1) http://www.meyersound.com/news/2003/pompidou/
2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_Klee_Zentrum.jpg#file
3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times_Building
4) http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=509
5) http://inhabitat.com/jean-marie-tjibaou-cultural-center-inspired-by-native-architecture/
6) http://www.interlooparchitecture.com/item.php?id=2

Written by Carlos Garcia

August 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Architects

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