Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings

London's Royal Academy looks at some of the most acclaimed projects by Italian architect Renzo Piano


From September 15, 2018 until January 20, 2019
Renzo Piano is celebrated in a new exhibition at London's Royal Academy, which endeavours to reveal the vision and invention behind his pioneering work, showing how architecture can touch the human spirit.
Designed and curated in close collaboration with Piano himself, the exhibition will feature rarely seen drawings, models, photography, signature full-scale maquettes and a new film by Thomas Riedelsheimer that show how inspiring architecture is made.
At the heart of the exhibition is an imagined ‘Island’, a specially designed sculptural installation which brings together nearly 100 of Piano’s projects.
"From The Shard in London to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the buildings of Renzo Piano have enriched cities across the globe. We reveal the vision and invention behind his pioneering work, showing how architecture can touch the human spirit," – Royal Academy
The Art of Making Buildings is on show from 15 September to 20 January 2019.