"One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again"
Renzo Piano (1937) was born in Genoa. While studying at the Politecnico di Milano, he worked at the architecture firm of Franco Albini. After graduating, he began experimenting with lightweight, mobile and temporary structures, making numerous trips to Great Britain and the United States for the purpose of research and investigation. In 1971 he opened the firm “Piano & Rogers” in collaboration with Richard Rogers. They won the competition for the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where Piano then made his home. Later he worked with the engineer Peter Rice, creating the “Atelier Piano & Rice”. In 1981 he opened the “Renzo Piano Building Workshop”, with offices in Paris, Genoa and New York. The structural rigor and lightness of form that characterize his projects can also be found in his design work, including his Parete RP partition system for UniFor. He has been awarded numerous prizes over the years, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1998. In September 2013, Renzo Piano was appointed Senator for Life by President Giorgio Napolitano.
Events | 2018.10.20
The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The archive of an architectural practice is a deposit of heterogeneous materials (drawings, models, documents, photographs, voice and audiovideo recordings, etc.) that reflect the identity and thinking of the architect and his or her design methods. It is capable of triggering new investigations and pathways, satisfying curiosities, sparking doubts and uncertainties, generating additional interpretations, and bringing the contents of history to the attention of future generations.
New Projects | 2013.06.23
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens 2016
It was inaugurated in Athens the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and study Athenian Betaplan.
Events | 2015.04.01
UniFor adheres to the Italian Environmental Footprint Program
Having always been committed to sustainable development, UniFor has recently participated in the Italian Environmental Footprint Program with the study “Calculation of the Carbon Footprint of the UniFor AP and RP Interior Partition Systems”, co-funded by the Ministry of the Environment and for the Protection of Land and Sea.