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  • Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings

    Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings

    Royal Academy of Arts: until 20 Jan '19

    To celebrate the Royal Academy of Arts’ exhibition about the architect behind The Shard, we’re offering discounted entry to the exhibition to add onto your Shard experience.

The buildings of Renzo Piano soar in the public imagination as they do in our skylines. Counting The Shard in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the New York Times Building among his creations, he has cemented his place as one of the greatest architects of our times.

This illuminating exhibition follows Piano’s career, from the influence of his Genoese heritage and his rise to acclaim alongside friend and collaborator Richard Rogers to current projects still in the making. Through 16 key buildings, marvel in rarely seen drawings, models, photography, and signature full-scale maquettes. At the heart of the exhibition is an imagined ‘Island’, a specially designed sculptural installation which brings together nearly 100 of Piano’s projects. Designed and curated in close collaboration with Piano himself, join us for the first exhibition in London to put the spotlight on the architect in 30 years.

We’ve teamed up with the RA to offer Shard ticket holders 20% off exhibition tickets. Simply add them on when booking online or in person. You can then visit the show any time until 20 January 2019.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the Fondazione Renzo Piano.

Image: Installation view of Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings, 2018. Photo: David Parry.

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