“The Piano Method” Renzo Piano Building Workshop at Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine Paris

This workshop-exhibition takes a journey through RPBW’s recent projects via a series of very detailed work tables that invite the visitor to immerse themselves in each project, its genesis and its specific logic. The exhibition’s thematic itinerary is built around six families of projects mainly in Europe and the United States, with a special focus on a humanitarian project in Africa.

 

Palazzina per uffici, 14th Triennale of Milan, Italy, 1967 Studio Piano © Fondazione Renzo Piano

Palazzina per uffici, 14th Triennale of Milan, Italy, 1967 Studio Piano © Fondazione Renzo Piano

 

The art of building and assembling is the trademark of Renzo Piano, born into a family of builders whose projects were experimentation fields in the technical sector as well as on the urban scale. If there is a common theme in his work, it is the relationship with the city. Designing the highest tower in Europe on a London train station in the same way as inserting asmall building in a Haussmannian block in Paris or developing an eco-district in northern Italy in Trento, or incorporating the new Maltese parliament into the “City of the Knights” in Valletta, are challenges that Renzo Piano and his team like to tackle. (more…)