Renzo Piano is one of the world’s most influential architects.
With Aurora Place he challenges the uniformity of traditional office tower design, making the building soar with elegant form and captivating geometry. Inside he reinvents the office environment, humanising the workplace to inspire creative thinking and the free flow of ideas. Piano’s inventiveness and unique maverick spirit is in every detail, embedded in the very fabric of Aurora Place. When an organisation establishes itself here they declare their own progressive culture and unique outlook.
Renzo Piano was born in Genoa (Italy) on September 14, 1937. He graduated in 1964 from the school of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic. As a student, he was working under the design guidance of Franco Albini, while also regularly attending his father’s building sites where he got valuable practical experience. Between 1985 and 1970, he completed his formation and work experiments with study travels in Britain and America.
It was at that time that he met Jean Prouve: their friendship would have a deep influence on his professional life. In 1971, he founded the “Piano & Rogers” agency with Richard Rogers, his partner on the Centre Pompidou project in Paris. In 1977, he founded “l’Atelier Piano & Rice” with offices in Paris and Genoa. Some 100 people work with him (among which architects, in close connection with some associated architects, linked to him by years of experience.