Renzo Piano Architecture

Renzo Piano

Born: September 14th, 1937


Winner of 1998 Pritzker Prize


The Italian architect designed the Maison Hermes (2001) in the Ginza district of central Tokyo.

13,000 pieces of glass panels with a measurement of 45 by 45 centimeters is used on the facade.

The Sony Building used to stand immediately in front of the Maison Hermes, but now that it has been demolished, allows for unobstructed of this building from the busy intersection nearby. 


Outside of Tokyo, Renzo Piano also designed the terminal building for the Kansai International Airport in 1994.

Upcoming: Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance New HQ (2028?)

In a statement announced on September 2021, Renzo Piano Building Workshop will work with the Mitsubishi Real Estate Company on rebuilding the office building in Tokyo's Marunouchi district. The 19 story building will be unique for the use of wood, supposedly becoming one of the tallest wooden structure in the world when complete.