List of Renzo Piano Architecture

List of Renzo Piano buildings, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Most, if not all prominent Renzo Piano architecture appears on this list, including houses, churches and other structures where applicable. This list contains information like what city the structure can be found in, and when it was first opened to the public. If you want to find out even more about these famous Renzo Piano buildings you can click on the building names to get additional information.

This list has a variety of buildings in it, from Centre Georges Pompidou to The Shard.

This list answers the questions, "What buildings did Renzo Piano design?" and "What do Renzo Piano structures look like?"

  • The Art Institute of Chicago Building houses the Art Institute of Chicago, and is located in the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The building is also located in Grant Park on the east side of Michigan Avenue, and marks the third address for the Art Institute. The building was built for the joint purpose of accommodating the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and subsequently the Art Institute. The core of the current complex, located opposite Adams Street, officially opened to the public on December 8, 1893, and was renamed the Allerton Building in 1968. There have been numerous building additions over the years. The most ...more
    • City/Town: Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1893
    • Created By: Renzo Piano, Louis Sullivan
    • Style: Beaux-Arts architecture
    • Building Function: Art museum
  • Auditorium Parco della Musica is a large multi-functional public music complex in Rome, Italy. The complex is situated in the north of the city, in the area where the 1960 Summer Olympic Games were held. Parco della Musica was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. Jürgen Reinhold from Müller-BBM was in charge of acoustics in the three concert halls; Franco Zagari was landscape architect for the outdoor spaces. The three large concert halls are Sala Petrassi, in memory of Goffredo Petrassi, about 700 seats; Sala Sinopoli, in memory of Giuseppe Sinopoli, about 1200 seats; and Sala Santa Cecilia, about 2800 seats. They are structurally separated to ensure soundproofing, though joined at ...more
    • City/Town: Rome, Italy
    • Opened: Dec 21 2002
    • Created By: Renzo Piano
    • Building Function: Concert Hall
  • Aurora Place

    Aurora Place is the common name of Renzo Piano's award-winning office tower and residential block on Macquarie Street in Sydney, Australia. Its official name is the RBS Tower building. The 41-storey structure is 218 m high to the top of the spire and 188 m to the roof. The building has an unusual geometric shape where not one panel is parallel to any grid. The east façade bulges out slightly from its base, reaching its maximum width at the top floors. The curved and twisted shape of east façade is aimed to correspond spatially with Sydney Opera House and to represent the sublime marine environment of the harbour. The exterior glass curtain-wall extends beyond the main frame, creating an ...more
    • City/Town: New South Wales, Australia
    • Opened: Jan 01 2000
    • Structural Height (m): 218.0
    • Floors: 41
    • Created By: Renzo Piano
  • The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens. The Academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavors of the museum during the 20th century. Completely rebuilt in 2008, the building covers 400,000 square feet and is among the newest natural history museums in the United States. The primary building in Golden Gate Park reopened on September 27, 2008.
    • City/Town: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA
  • The High Museum of Art, located in Atlanta, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. Located on Peachtree Street in Midtown, the city's arts district, the High is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center. In 2010 it had 509,000 visitors, 95th among world art museums.
    • City/Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Created By: Richard Meier, Arup
  • Centre Georges Pompidou is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais. It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture by the architectural team of Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, along with Gianfranco Franchini. It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information, a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg. It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and ...more
    • City/Town: 4th arrondissement, Paris, France
    • Opened: Jan 01 1977
    • Created By: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Peter Rice
    • Style: Brutalist architecture, High-Tech Architecture, Postmodern architecture
    • Building Function: Library, Museum, Research institute