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Renzo Piano was bom into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937. His grandfather, his father, four uncles and brother were all contractors and Renzo Piano admits, Renzo Piano should have been one too, but instead chose architecture.

After his graduation in 1964 Renzo Piano worked in his father's company and during the time 1965-1970 Renzo Piano worked in offices of Louis I. Kahn in Philadelphia and ZS. Makowski in London. Other important influence Renzo Piano acknowledges, was Pierluigi Nervi.

Renzo Piano 's first important commission was in 1969 to design the Italian Industry Pavilion at Expo'70 in Osaka. The Expo project attracted much favorable attention, including that of another young english architect named Richard Rogers. The two architects found that they had a great deal in common and when an engineering firm suggested they worked together and enter the international competition for the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris; they did and won. Info source: architect.architecture.sk

Together, Rogers and Piano designed a number of buildings in Italy and England. Their most famous building, the Pompidou Center in Paris, takes its form from a metaphor of the 'cultural machine' with all color-coded service elements and structure emphasized on the building's exterior.

Like most works designed by members of the "High-Tech" movement, Piano established technology as a starting point for his designs. Fortunately, he modified his attempts to generate an architectural character based on technological forms with a concern for user comfort and needs.

"'His work is executed with integrity and an abiding awareness that architecture is the beautiful intervention that seams nature with technology.'" — Renzo Piano Gold Medal, ArchitectureWeek No. 365 Info source: www.greatbuildings.com

       
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