Renzo Piano: A New High In Atlanta

TUE, NOV 15, 2005 (58:43)

Architect Renzo Piano speaks about the three new buildings he designed which more than double the Museum's size to 312,000 square feet. Piano's work is allowing the High to display more of its growing collection, increase educational and exhibition programs, and offer new visitor amenities to address the needs of larger and more diverse audiences.

+ BIO: Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano is a world renowned Italian architect and recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the Kyoto Prize and the Sonning Prize

Piano was born into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937. He studied at Milan Poitechnic Architecture School under the design guidance of Franco Albini. Piano's principal work includes more than 40 world famous projects including museums, galleries, churches, music parks, institutes and national centers, shopping centers, bridges, reconstructions of squares, and airports.

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