“Architecture is a borderline art because it expands in science, technology, geography, history, climatology; in the community and therefore in politics.”
The “Renzo Piano Biulding Workshop” was born in 1981. Today there are 150 persons working with the genoese architect in his seats of Paris, Genoa and New York. With them he has built over the world: the Menil Collection in Houston, the airport Kansai in Osaka, the Beyeler Museum in Basilea, the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia, the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, the Music Park Auditorium in Rome, the Morgan Library seat and New York Times seat in New York, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the improvement of the Art Institute of Chicago and the London Bridge Tower.
Renzo Piano’s career begin in London on 1971 where he founded the “Piano & Rogers” atelier in collaboaration with Richard Rogers with whom he won the contest for the realization of the Pompidou Centre of Paris.
Since then his works have been awarded with many prizes among which the “Royal Gold Medal” for architecture, the RIBA in in 1995, “Erasmus Prize” in Amsterdam in the Netherlands also in 1995, the “Pritzker Architecture Prize” in 1998, “Leone d’oro alla carriera” Venice in 2000, l’AIA Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architect in 2008 and the President’s Medal of Architectural League in 2013.