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Landmark Centre for Music in London Shortlist
DS+R are shortlisted to develop a concept design for a new concert hall in the City of London. The Barbican Centre, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are leading the competition, backed by £2.5million in funding from the City of London Corporation:
Renzo Piano Buildings
Buildings + Designs by RPBW, alphabetical:
We exclude links to buildings that feature on our main page for Renzo Piano, this is to avoide duplication.
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia
Baby Shard : New London Bridge House – offices, London, UK
Broad Contemporary Art Museum – BCAM, Los Angeles, USA
Boston Tower, USA
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA
Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia
‘Glass Worm’ building – new Peek & Cloppenburg store, Cologne, Germany
Peek & Cloppenburg also have worked with world-famous architects such as Richard Meier, Kleihues and Gottfried Böhm
photo © webbaviation
High Museum of Art Expansion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
IRCAM Extension, Paris, France
Kansai Airport Terminal, Osaka, Japan
Maison Hermes, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA
The Morgan Library, New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Padre Pio Church, S.Giovanni Rotondo
Rue de Meaux Housing, Paris, France
From the co-designer of the Pompidou Centre: tightly-detailed terracotta-tiled housing. Other Renzo Piano Paris buildings include Schlumberger Facilities in 1981, Bercy 2, Shopping Centre (Charenton Le Pont) in 1987, IRCAM Extension and Thomson Optronics Factory (Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines) both in 1988, Atelier Brancusi in 1992 and the renovation of the Pompidou Centre in 1995.
Schlumberger Renovation, Paris, France
The Shard – London Bridge Tower, London, UK
photo © Nick Weall
The Shard tower – construction photos
More Renzo Piano projects online soon
Renzo Piano : main page on the architects
Gagosian Gallery Renzo Piano Exhibition, New York, USA
Jun 27 – Aug 2, 2013
Renzo Piano – The Iconic Architect Behind The Shard
photo © Martin, Chris
Architect Renzo Piano – article from 2 Sep 2016
Location: Genoa, Italy
Renzo Piano Building Workshop Practice Information
Renzo Piano Building Workshop – Background to this famous Italian architects studio
Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy in 1937
Renzo Piano set up a partnership with Richard Rogers in 1970. Their work was part of the seminal High-Tech architecture movement. Current buildings generally form
high quality contemporary responses.
About Renzo Piano and RPBW
Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1937, into a family of builders. Renzo has maintained strong sentimental and cultural ties with his hometown. Genoa’s historic center, its port and its connection to the sea, and his father’s trade activities deeply influenced the young architect’s perspective. During his studies at the Milan Polytechnic, Renzo Piano worked at Franco Albini’s workshop. He graduated from the University in 1964 and began working with experimental lightweight structures and basic shelters.
Between 1965 and 1970, Renzo Piano traveled extensively to the United States and the United Kingdom. In 1971, he founded “Piano & Rogers” jointly with Richard Rogers, and together they won the competition for the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, where Renzo Piano currently lives. From the early 1970s until the 1990s, he collaborated with engineer Peter Rice and established “Atelier Piano & Rice” in 1977.
In 1981, Renzo Piano founded the “Renzo Piano Building Workshop”, employing a hundred people with offices in Paris, Genoa and New York.
Projects by Renzo Piano include, among many others, the Cultural Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; the regeneration of Genoa’s old port; the redevelopment of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin; the Kansai International Airport Terminal in Osaka; the Beyeler Foundation Museum in Basil; the Centre Paul Klee in Bern. His most recent projects, including the New York Times’ newly-established headquarters in New York City (2008) and the California Academy of Sciences’ sustainability-oriented compound (2008), are indisputable proof that Renzo Piano’s art matures, but his gaze remains adolescent and uncompromising. Awards for Renzo Piano include the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1998); the Medaille d ’Or by the International Union of Architects (2002); and the Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architects (2008).
Renzo Piano Architect : Pritzker Prize architects Winner 1998
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