Renzo Piano

© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Renzo Piano, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Renzo Piano was born in Genoa on September 14, 1937.

Renzo Piano graduated from the school of Architecture, Milan Polytechnic in 1964. While studying, he worked under the design guidance of Franco Albini.

between 1965 and 1970 he worked with Louis I. Kahn, in Philadelphia, and Z.S. Makowsky in London. During this period he became friend with Jean Prouvé, who had a profound influence on his work.

Renzo Piano collaborated with Richard Rogers and Peter Rice. He currently has offices in Genoa and in Paris under the name Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

In December 2014, his mandate as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador was terminated.

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