I love Renzo Piano

In honor of Piano's 75th birthday... a survey on his latest projects!

by Mauro Lazzarotto

The Italian Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano turns 75 years today. No matter the project location, scale, or program, Piano’s  ability to craft an architecture with a sense of lightness and serenity "can almost make you believe that we live in a civilized world" as the Architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff said.

Renzo’s list of creation includes homes to apartments, offices to shopping centers, museums, factories, workshops and studios, airline and railway terminals, expositions, theatres and churches, city planning, bridges, ships, boats and cars.

Renzo’s work is a rare blending of the art, architecture and engineering with a dash of intellectuality toped and garnished with classical Italian philosophy and tradition. In honor of Piano's 75th birthday, come with us and take a trip all around the world, mapping his latest projects!


Shard / London Bridge, London. The tallest completed building in Europe, 'a shard of glass through the heart of historic London'.

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo. The project includes 3 different buildings under a unique curved glass roof, one for Offices and Art exhibition and two exclusively for the Art Museum.

MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Trento. MUSE (acronym of MUseo delle ScienzE – Science Museum) is a concept centre for scientific culture diffusion in Italy.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), a cultural hub for Athens, scheduled on 2015.

Le Futur Palais de Justice de Paris. Forty years after the opening of the Centre Pompidou, Paris sees the return of Renzo Piano, winner of the competition to design the new Law Courts which will be completed in 2017.

photographer Stefano Glodberg - copyright RPBW - Renzo Piano Building Workshop


The Shard / London Bridge Tower

London / United Kingdom / 2012


Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

Tjuvholmen / Norway / 2012


MUSE - Museo delle Scienze

Trento / Italy / 2013


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC)

Athens / Greece / 2016


Le Futur Palais de Justice de Paris

Paris / France / 2012