Renzo Piano office at Genoa

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop near Genoa.Perched on a hill surrounded by the sea, Punta Nave houses the Genoa headquarters of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Built in 1989 toward the western edge of Genoa, the site has been purposely isolated like a desert island. It invites calm, silence, concentration and creativity. It is not, however, a hermitage: people of all different nationalities work there, and the door is always open to colleagues.Punta Nave is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. The workshop's gradually sloping terraces, which open onto the sea, are built in glass and made to be exact replicas of the traditional greenhouses found on the Ligurian coast. Lying between the mountain and the Mediterranean Sea, Punta Nave stands as a homage we wished to give to the sea.The workshop is an immense greenhouse overtaken inside and out by all types of plants and greenery, creating the feeling of a privileged communion with nature. In the same spirit, we sought to take maximum advantage of the zenithal light that pervades every aspect of life here and has rapidly become our natural clock.While Punta Nave is a refuge deliberately away from the center, it can nevertheless communicate in real time with the rest of the world thanks to new technology. It is therefore not really the opposite of the city; it is what we prefer to call a post-urban research center.

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English --I have traveled almost around the world from Texas in U.S. Have been north, south, east, west. Do you ever have a tour of your office for an outsider? I am thinking summer of 2009? Grazie. Jack Marshall

Écrit par : Jack | 02/08/2008

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