Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 1998, has designed several critically acclaimed art museums; foremost among them are the Beyeler Museum in Basel, the Menil Collection in Houston and Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris (in collaboration with Richard Rogers). He has been praised as an architect who has the genius to meld art, architecture, and advanced engineering to create some of the most remarkable museums in the world.
In addition to his work on art museums, Mr. Piano is noted for his design of the Kansai International Air Terminal in Osaka, Japan, the Museum of Science and Technology in Amsterdam, and a cultural center in Nouméa, New Caledonia. Piano was also involved in the monumental redevelopment of Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, both as master planner for the set of fifteen buildings and as architect of eight of them. Mr. Piano has also worked on the rehabilitation of historic buildings, including the Lingotto Factory renovation in Turin, Italy and the revitalization of the Old Harbor in Genoa, Italy, among many others.
In addition to his design for the Nasher Sculpture Center, Mr. Piano’s current projects include expansion of the Art Institute of Chicago; expansion of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; new facilities for the Morgan Library in New York City; The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA; The New York Times building in New York City; and a master plan for Columbia University.
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Beyeler Foundation Museum Riehen (Basel, Switzerland)
Menil Collection Museum (Houston, Texas)
Atelier Brancusi Reconstruction (Paris, France)
Paul Klee Museum (Bern, Switzerland)
Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
Renovation and Expansion of the Morgan Library (New York, NY)
Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Nouméa (New Caledonia)
Kansai International Airport Terminal (Osaka, Japan)
The New York Times Building (New York, NY)
Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church S. Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia, Italy)