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Renzo piano

  1. 1. R E N Z O P I A
  2. 2. about An Italian architect and engineer, who won the Pritzker Prize in Piano was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1937 Following his graduation from Milan Polytechnic Architecture School in 1964, he worked in his father’s construction company At first, Piano became known for his collaborations with other architects. From 1965 to 1970 he worked at the firm of iconic architect Louis Kahn in Philadelphia and with Z.S. Makowsky in London. He established an architectural firm with Richard Rogers named Piano & Rogers
  3. 3. awards In 1989 Piano was the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal In 1990 Piano was the recipient of the Kyoto Prize In 1994 Italian Order of Merit for Culture and Art In 1995 Piano was the recipient of the Erasmus Prize In 1995 Piano was the recipient of the Praemium Imperiale (Premium Imperial) In 1998 Piano was the recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize In 2002Piano was the recipient of the International Union of Architects (UIA) Gold Medal In 2008 Piano was the recipient of the AIA Gold Medal In 2008 Piano was the recipient of the Sonning Prize
  4. 4. philosophy “Architecture is a serious business being both art and a service” His works has achieved a balance between art and function. It has also always succeeded in being humane, intelligent and resourceful. Space: the space of architecture is a microcosm, an inner landscape. Space is made up of volumes, high and low volumes, compressions and expansions, calm and tension, horizontal planes and inclined planes. They are all elements intended to stir the emotions, but they are not the only ones He has been original but not revolutionary. His design solutions are the result of analysis and research and are the best, practical answers to specific problems. There is a sense in all his works of a problem solved —
  5. 5. works* IBM Travelling Pavilion, (1982–84) International Terminal, Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan (1991–94) Ferrari wind tunnel, Maranello, Italy (1996–98) Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy (2002) High Museum of Art Expansion, Atlanta, United States (2005) The Morgan Library & Museum expansion, New York City, United States (2003– Central Saint Giles, London, United Kingdom (2010) The Shard, London, United Kingdom (2000–12) Kimbell Art Museum expansion, Fort Worth, Texas, United States (2008–13) *These are some of the major works by Renzo Piano. In total he designed around 50 completed projects. 10 proje
  6. 6. the shard 2009-2012
  7. 7. description In 1998, London-based entrepreneur Irvine Sellar and his then partners decided to redevelop the 1970s-era Southwark Towers In September 2007, preparations for the demolition of Southwark Towers began In November 2007, building contractor Mace was awarded the contract to build the Shard for a fixed price of no more than £350 million. However, this price increased to almost £435 million in October 2008 In April 2008, demolition of Southwark Towers was visibly under way, and by October, the building had been substantially reduced in height, and was no longer visible on the skyline. The demolition was completed in early 2009, and site preparation began for the construction of the Shard. According to Sellar, Piano spoke of his contempt for conventional tall
  8. 8. architecture Renzo Piano, the project's architect, designed The Shard as a spire-like sculpture emerging from the River Thames Piano's design met criticism from English Heritage, who claimed the building would be "a shard of glass through the heart of historic London", giving the building its name, the Shard Piano considered the slender, spire-like form of the tower a positive addition to the London skyline, recalling the church steeples featured in historic engravings of the city, and believed that its presence would be far more delicate than opponents of the project alleged. He proposed a sophisticated use of glazing, with expressive façades of angled glass panes intended to reflect sunlight and the sky above, so that the appearance of the building will change according to the weather and seasons
  9. 9. architecture The Shard was designed with energy efficiency in mind. It is fitted with a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, operating on natural gas In 2014, The Shard claimed first place at the Emporis Skyscraper Awards, recognizing buildings over 100 m (328 ft) completed in the previous twelve months. In February 2009, a mobile crane and a small piling rig appeared on site. In early March 2009, the crane began putting steel beams into the ground, as part of preparations for the core of the building. Full construction began on 16 March 2009 By March 2010, the concrete core was rising steadily at about 3 metres (9.8 ft) a day. After a pause in March–April 2010, it continued rising, reaching the 33rd floor in mid-June
  10. 10. architecture The Shard's concrete core topped out at the 72nd floor in early 2011, standing at 245 metres (804 ft). The early part of January 2011 saw the installation of hydraulic screens, which were used to form the concrete floors of the hotel and apartment section of the tower The Shard is the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-metre (1,083 ft) concrete transmission tower at Emley Moor. Another planned London skyscraper, the Pinnacle, was originally proposed to rival the height of The Shard, but was reduced to a height of 287.9 metres (945 ft) because of concerns from the Civil Aviation Authority.
  11. 11. construction timeline February 2010 July 2010 September 2010 November 2010 February 2011August 2011October2011May 2012
  12. 12. bibliography The Architecture of Renzo Piano—A Triumph of Continuing Creativity By Colin Amery The Dezeen, Architectural Magazine, Architecture, Interiors and Design Renzo Piano Building Workshop, 2007 Renzo Piano and Building Workshop: Buildings and Projects (1971-1989) Renzo Piano: The Shard is my dream building by Simon O'Hagan, London, 2012

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