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Born: September 14, 1937

Nationality: Italian

Masterpiece: Shard London Bridge Tower

Website: www.rpbw.com

"Piano's approach to design is always imaginative and inventive, technologically oriented, yet with the hand-crafter's attention to detail. His capacity for architectural problem-solving tempered by a poetic sensibility has made possible his wide diversity of projects, from temporary exhibition halls to the world's largest air terminal, from museums to apartments, and from factories to high rise towers." Juror Toshio Nakamura


Renzo Piano is the 1998 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. He was born in Genoa, Italy and graduated from the Politecnico di Milano University in 1964.

In 1981 Piano founded the Renzo Piano Building Workshop with offices in Paris, Genoa and New York.

Notable Work

1977 Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

1989 Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy

1997 NEMO (museum), Amsterdam, Netherlands

2000 Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia

2002 Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy

2003 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, United States

2005 High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2007 The New York Times Building, New York City, United States

2007 Shard London Bridge Tower, London, Great Britain

Information is used from: www.greatbuildings.com

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