Renzo Piano’s Kansai airport has a mile-long high-tech terminal

Next in our high-tech architecture series is Renzo Piano‘s Kansai International Airport, which was built on an artificial island in Osaka Bay. The high-tech architecture movement, of which the Italian architect Piano was a key proponent, was defined by buildings that utilised the latest developments in technology and industrial design. Japan‘s Kansai International Airport, with its asymmetrical clear-span […]

565 Broome Soho is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York City

Italian architect Renzo Piano has completed his 565 Broome Soho – a New York condominium development comprising two identical glass towers. Piano’s firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has completed the 30-storey residential tower in Lower Manhattan, with interiors by Paris studio Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI). Called 565 Broome Soho, the project occupies a […]

Renzo Piano is the Italian high-tech architect

Renzo Piano designed one of high-tech architecture’s seminal buildings – the Centre Pompidou. Continuing our high-tech architecture series we profile the Italian architect who was a key figure in the largely British-led movement. Piano would tell you that he doesn’t have a signature style, that he finds the idea of it inhibiting. He likes to treat every project as […]

Centre Pompidou: high-tech architecture’s “inside-out” landmark

Next up in our high-tech architecture series we look at the Centre Pompidou in Paris by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, the “inside-out” landmark that drew global attention to the movement. Known locally as the Beaubourg, after the area of Paris in which it is located, the Centre Pompidou is a cultural landmark that has its […]

Stefano Boeri designs elevated walkway to be built under Renzo Piano Genoa bridge

Stefano Boeri has unveiled the design of a circular elevated walkway that will be built below Renzo Piano’s replacement for the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy. Developed by his eponymous studio Stefano Boeri Architetti, working with Metrogramma and Inside Outside, the walkway forms part of the Polcevera Park and The Red Circle masterplan, which has been designed to […]

Photos reveal new children’s hospital by Renzo Piano under construction in Uganda

Italian architect Renzo Piano is building a major new health facility, the Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery, in Uganda. Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled photographs of the new children’s hospital, which is currently under construction in Entebbe, on the banks of Lake Victoria. The project, set to be the studio’s first in Africa, is […]

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