Renzo Piano


Renzo Piano was born in Genoa on 14 September, 1937, the son of a builder, and is now resident in Paris.
He graduated from the school for Architecture, Milan Polytechnic in 1964 and subsequently worked with his father and later under the design guidance of Franco Albini.

Between 1965 and 1970 he worked with Louis 1. Khan in Philadelphia, and Z.S. Makowsky in London. During this period he met Jean Prouvé, forming a friendship which was to have a profound influence on his work. His collaboration with Richard Rogers dates from 1971 (Piano & Rogers), with Peter Rice from 1977 (Atelier Piano & Rice) and with Richard Fitzgerald in Houston from 1980.

He works in Genoa with Shunji Ishida, associate architect, Flavio Marano associate engineer and Alberto Giordano general coordinator; in Paris with Bernard Plattner and Paul Vincent, associate architects, and in Osaka with Noriaki Okabe, associate architect.

Foto: Stefano Goldberg fotografo, Piazza Remondini 3/16, 16131 Genova

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