Introducing 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts

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United by a characteristic sense of lightness, and an interplay between tradition and invention, function and context, Piano’s buildings soar in the public imagination as they do in our skylines. Counting the Shard and the New York Times Building among his iconic creations, he has cemented his place as one of the greatest architects of our times.



Focusing on a selection of key buildings through rarely seen drawings, models and signature full-scale maquettes, this illuminating exhibition will explore how the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designs buildings “piece by piece”, making deft use of form, material and engineering to achieve a precise and yet poetic elegance. The exhibition will follow Piano’s career, from the influence of his Genoese heritage and his rise to acclaim alongside friend and collaborator Richard Rogers, to current projects still in the making.



Designed and curated in close collaboration with Piano himself, the exhibition, the first in London to put the spotlight on Piano in 30 years, invites you to encounter architecture that touches the human spirit.

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
W1J 0BD London
United kingdom
020 7300 8000
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/renzo-piano

Selection of further exhibitions in: United kingdom

06.10.2017 - 07.01.2018
20.03.2017 - 14.10.2018
28.03.2017 - 29.04.2018
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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30.10.2017 - 18.02.2018
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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27.01.2017 - 15.04.2018
24.10.2018 - 24.02.2019
01.10.2018 - 27.01.2019
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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10.12.2016 - 23.04.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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16.07.2016 - 31.12.2017
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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30.09.2017 - 25.02.2018
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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27.09.2017 - 07.01.2018
The Wallace Collection
Manchester Square
London

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11.06.2017 - 07.10.2018
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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20.11.2017 - 30.03.2018
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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06.10.2016 - 06.01.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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21.10.2016 - 05.03.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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01.03.2016 - 30.11.2017
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge,

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06.05.2017 - 08.04.2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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Introducing 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts Royal Academy of Arts Main address: Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House W1J 0BD London, United kingdom Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House W1J 0BD London, United kingdom United by a characteristic sense of lightness, and an interplay between tradition and invention, function and context, Piano’s buildings soar in the public imagination as they do in our skylines. Counting the Shard and the New York Times Building among his iconic creations, he has cemented his place as one of the greatest architects of our times.



Focusing on a selection of key buildings through rarely seen drawings, models and signature full-scale maquettes, this illuminating exhibition will explore how the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designs buildings “piece by piece”, making deft use of form, material and engineering to achieve a precise and yet poetic elegance. The exhibition will follow Piano’s career, from the influence of his Genoese heritage and his rise to acclaim alongside friend and collaborator Richard Rogers, to current projects still in the making.



Designed and curated in close collaboration with Piano himself, the exhibition, the first in London to put the spotlight on Piano in 30 years, invites you to encounter architecture that touches the human spirit.
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