The new University Library of Trento – la nuova Biblioteca di Ateneo – represents 6.752 square meters of surfaces and is 7-floor high (amongst which two in the basement). The building hosts nearly 480.000 volumes from the Ateneo on 10.000 meters of shelves, and can welcome about 500 people, both...
Celebrated French fashion house Hermès commissioned Renzo Piano to design a building for their Japanese headquarters in 1998. Its location at the heart of Tokyo’s densely built, neon-lit Ginza shopping district, and the stringent building regulations regarding earthquakes and fire, have influenced...
RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP
Renzo Piano Building Workshop is an international architectural practice with offices in Paris, Genoa and New York.
The studio is led by eleven partners, including its founder, the architect Renzo Piano, who won the Pritzker Prize in 1998.
Since its creation in 1981, RPBW has completed over 130 projects across Europe, North America, Australia and East Asia.
The outstanding quality of RPBW’s work has been recognized through awards granted by organizations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Significant prizes include: The Building of the Year award (2016) and the AIA Twenty-five Year Award (2013).