he city of Paris honours the 50-year long career of architect Renzo Piano with the exhibition: La Methode Piano. La Methode Piano will be at the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine until the 29th February 2016.
This exhibition, the life-size reconstruction of Piano’s studio, has on display a vast number of blueprints, sketches, models and photographs of construction sites. In fact, as soon as you come in you’re surrounded by the work of this great Genoese architect: drawings of recent projects like the Shard, the London skyscraper opened in 2012, the new headquarters of the Whitney Museum in New York, the new Le Albere development in Trento and even the new Ugandan hospital for Emergency, which awaits to be built.
Projects are split into different themes, grouped on large work tables and each table has a different story to tell, as well as illustrating a different thought process and research method. And from the moment you stop in front of one of these tables, you are bound to be mesmerized, you’ll understand how each project was built and instantly feel a part of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Undoubtedly, visitors will sense the great love and passion Piano has for construction, they are bound to admire his well-rounded approach to design, which brings together art, technology and engineering. This exhibition is much more than a mere retrospective, in fact it’s a detailed account of the collective though process, which goes into each project by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Where: Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris, France
When: ongoing - 29 February 2016