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Exhibition | Piece by Piece: Inside the Renzo Piano Building Workshop



Exhibition | Piece by Piece: Inside the Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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Piece by Piece
Inside the Renzo Piano Building Workshop

July 16 to September 11, 2022
Tuesday to Sunday
12PM to 6PM

Artport Gallery
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West | Toronto ON
Large gallery located in the middle of the main building
Doors will remain open during gallery hours

Free Event | Open to the public | Wheelchair Accessible

This exhibition comprises 11 projects designed to reflect RPBWs’ working process. The selected works present the diversity in geography and time of the architectural production. Visitors experience a world-tour of sorts that provides impressions of the firms’ DNA, connecting vastly different projects by a design approach that is driven by the specific context of each site, and by a fundamental objective of designing “places for people”.

As a world-class architecture firm, the Building Workshop’s work is also motivated by careful consideration of the construction process. It is a method that places importance on how the architecture is created at the forefront, from the very beginning of each project being designed “piece by piece”.

The exhibition provides a glimpse of this collective cross-disciplinary process that exists within the workshop. The selection of projects includes the Centre Pompidou (1977), The California Academy of Sciences (2008), the London “Shard” (2012), the Emergency – Children’s Hospital in Uganda (2021) and the soon-to-be-completed New Toronto Courthouse.

Co-presented by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Consulate General of Italy in Toronto and Harbourfront Centre.


Date: Da Saturday, July 16, 2022 a Sunday, September 11, 2022

Organized by : Renzo Piano Building Workshop | Istituto Italiano di Cultura | Consulate General of Italy in Toronto | Harbourfront Centre

Entrance : Free


Artport Gallery | Harbourfront Centre | 233 Queens Quay West | Toronto ON