Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings

A retrospective looking at the work of Italian architect Renzo Piano opens mid-September, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The exhibition’s curator Kate Goodwin, says that through Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings she hopes to highlight the “humanity” in his approach to architecture.

Featuring 16 key buildings, from early works and the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the New York Times building in New York, the exhibition also explores the unique vision and methodology of his studio, Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Rarely seen drawings, models and photography and a new film by Thomas Riedelsheimer will form part of the exhibition.

[Main image: KPN buildng by Renzo Piano. Photo by Andrew Sides, via Creative Commons]

Where: Royal Academy of Arts, The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Piccadilly, London

When: 15 September - 20 January 2019

How much: £14/concessions available

More info: Royal Academy of Arts

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