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la arquitecturaPiano was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1937 and maintains a home and office (Building Workshop) in the area. He was educated and subsequently taught at the Politecnico di Milano. Hegraduated from the University in 1964 and began working with experimental lightweight structures and basic shelters.[2] From 1965 to 1970 he worked with Louis Kahn and with Makowsky. He worked together withRichard Rogers from 1971 to 1978; their most famous joint project is the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1977). He also had a long collaboration with the engineer Peter Rice.
In 1981, Pianofounded the "Renzo Piano Building Workshop", employing a hundred people with offices in Paris, Genoa, and New York.[2]
On 18 March 2008, he became an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, Bosnia andHerzegovina.[3]
Piano's recent expansion of the Art Institute of Chicago includes a 264,000-square-foot (24,500 m2) wing with 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) of gallery space[4] called the Modern Wing, which openedon 16 May 2009.[1][5] It includes a "flying carpet", a sunscreen that hovers above the roof and a 620-foot (190 m) steel bridge connecting Millennium Park to a sculpture terrace that leads into arestaurant on the wing’s third floor.[6]Current
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway (2002-)[7]
Centro Botín de la Cultura, Santander (2011-)
City Gate, Royal Opera House,Parliament of Malta, and Freedom Square, Valletta, Malta (2009/10-)
Columbia University Manhattanville Campus Master Plan and Jerome L. Greene Science Center, New York City, New York (2004-)
HarvardArt Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2009-)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts (2005-)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2003-)
Michelin area Re-development, Trento, Italy(2002-)
Renzo Piano Tower I & II, San Francisco, California (2006-)
Sesto San Giovanni Masterplan, Milan, Italy (2004-)
Shard London Bridge, London
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens...
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