Piano, Renzo

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Born: Sep 14, 1937 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Architects


1937 – He was born on the 14th day of September this year in Genoa.

 

1965 – From this year, he worked with Louis Kahn and with Makowsky until 1970.

 

1971 - He worked together with Richard Rogers from this year until 1977; their most famous joint project is the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1977. He also had a long collaboration with the extraordinary engineer Peter Rice.

 

1986 – He is well known for his museum designs: the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Menil Collection in Houston in this year, the Beyeler Foundation museum in Basel, Switzerland, a museum dedicated to Swiss painter Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland, as well as completed museum projects in Dallas (the Nasher Sculpture Center) and in Atlanta (the High Museum of Art).

 

1998 - He won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in this year and is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

 

2002 - Marked the completion of his state-of-the-art Auditorium-Parco della Musica (3 halls which can accommodate 2800, 1200 and 700 people respectively, an outdoor cavea and a large surrounding park) in Rome, Europe's largest music venue of its kind.

 

2003 – His Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church in San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy was completed. Piano has also designed football stadia, bridges, liners and automobiles.

 

2006 – In early June of this year, he tentatively agreed to design an 850'+ tower that is part of the San Francisco Transbay Terminal project, and the Kimbell Art Foundation recently announced that the Renzo Piano Building Workshop has been selected as the architect for the addition to the Kimbell Art Museum.

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