Piano, Renzo

Renzo Piano (1937)

Renzo Piano was born September 14th 1937 in Genoa and is a world renowned Italian architect. He is recipient of the AIA Gold Medal and the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
He was educated at the Politecnico di Milano. He worked with Louis Kahn, Makowsky and Richard Rogers. His most famous joint project is the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
He became an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in March 2008.

Important Work

  • Swatch 'Jelly Piano' wristwatch, 1999 Summer Collection model. "My most proud work"
  • Rocca di Frassinello Winery, Gavorrano, Italy
  • Renzo Piano Tower I & II, San Francisco, California
  • Trans National Place, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sesto San Giovanni Masterplan, Milan
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • California Academy of Sciences rebuilding, San Francisco, California
  • New York Times Building on 42nd Street in Manhattan, New York City
  • Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, expansion project
  • Nichols Bridgeway, Chicago, Illinois
  • Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
  • Morgan Library Expansion, New York City, New York
  • High Museum of Art Expansion, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Parco della Musica auditorium, Rome, Italy
  • Beyeler Foundation Museum, Basel, Switzerland
  • Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas,Texas USA
  • Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia
  • Cité Internationale, Lyon, France
  • Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center, Nouméa, New Caledonia
  • Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
  • Menil Collection, Houston, Texas USA
  • IBM Travelling Pavilion
  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • NEMO science museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands