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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