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Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1937.
Renzo was born into a family of builders, including
his grandfather, father, several uncles, and his
brother. He graduated from Milan Polytechnic
Architecture School in 1964, and then he taught
architecture there. In 1969, he was awarded his first
important project. He designed the Italian Industry
Pavilion for Expo ‘70 in Osaka, Japan. An English
architect named Richard Rogers saw the pavilion and
liked Renzo’s work. Richard suggested that they work
together and enter an international competition to
create a design for the Georges Pompidou Center in
Paris. They won the competition.
Since then, Renzo Piano has designed many world-famous
buildings and landmarks. In 1982, he
was chosen by an art collector to design the Menil
Collection in Houston, Texas. Not only is this museum
large enough to hold more than 10,000 works of
primitive and modern art, it was also designed to be
a center for music, literature, theatre, and cultural
educational activities. In 1984, he was commissioned
to design an airport in Osaka, Japan. Because there is
very little open space available in Osaka, an artificial
island was built in the bay to hold the airport.
Kansai International Airport Terminal is the largest
building Piano has ever designed. It can handle up to
100,000 passengers a day.
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