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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, Southern California, USA
Opening September 30, 2021
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The Academy Museum will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Opening on 30 September 2021, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining.

More info at:

Los Angeles Architecture Designs

Jul 11, 2017
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:

Centre for Music London Competition Shortlist

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.

Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing, Chicago, USA
Date built: 2009
Renzo Piano Building Workshop Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing
photo : Andrew Campbell Photography
Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Astrup Fearnley Museet

Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia

Baby Shard : New London Bridge House – offices, London, UK
Dates built: 2006-12

Broad Contemporary Art Museum – BCAM, Los Angeles, USA
Date built: 2008

Boston Tower, USA
Date: 2007-

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA
Date built: 2008

Central Saint Giles development, Oxford Street, London, UK
Date built: 2009
Central Saint Giles design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
photo © Nick Weall
Central Saint Giles

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Date built: 1976
Centre Pompidou Building design by RPBW
photograph © Rebecca Breun
Pompidou Centre

Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia

Daimler Financial Services Headquarters, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany
Renzo Piano Building Partnership and Christoph Kohlbecker
Debis Building design by RPBW
photo © Adrian Welch
Debis Building

‘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
Glass Worm building design by RPBW
photo © webbaviation

High Museum of Art Expansion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

IRCAM Extension, Paris, France

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Nic Lehoux / Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston

Kansai Airport Terminal, Osaka, Japan

LACMA Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, Los Angeles, USA
LACMA Resnick Pavilion design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
image from LACMA
LACMA Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion

Manhattanville redevelopment plan, Columbia University, New York, USA
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) with SOM
Columbia University Campus design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
picture from RPBW
Columbia University Campus Plan

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

Music Complex, Rome, Italy

Music Auditoria Rome design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
photo © Adrian Welch
Italian Music Auditoria building

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

Nemo, Centrum, Amsterdam
Nemo Amsterdam
image © Adrian Welch
Nemo Amsterdam

New York Times – new offices, New York, USA
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) with Fox & Fowle Architects
New York Times Company Headquarters
photo from RPBW via JS
New York Times Headquarters

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
The Shard Tower
photo © Nick Weall
The Shard tower – construction photos

SNFCC, Athens, Greece

SNFCC Athens
picture from architects
SNFCC Athens

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
The Shard in London Building
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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