Renzo Piano’s project for the Sanità district of Naples, Mayor Manfredi: “A gift to the city”

He will be one of the most celebrated and prolific architects in the world to intervene on the Sanità district of Naples. Renzo Piano, star of world architecture and senator for life, “has developed a project for the Sanità district and for access to the Fontanelle cemetery which is a gift that he will give to the city”. A gift announced by the mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, which this afternoon will be in Rome where the architect’s projects for Naples will be presented at Palazzo Giustiniani and carried out together with groups of young architects-G124 fellows. Manfredi underlined that “this is an important step for the recovery of Healthcare which, with the tourist boom we are experiencing, is one of the most attractive centers we possess”.

Impossible to list jobs in Piano’s world. Starting from the famous project of the Center Pompidou in Paris which dates back to 1997 to the more recent ones: from the Cité international in Lyon to the renovation and expansion of the historic site of the Morgan Library by McKim, Mead & White in New York; from the Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art museum in Fort Worth, Texas to the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Many museums have been built in Europe including the MuSe in Trento. Piano is responsible for the transparent headquarters of the “New York Times”. Countless prizes including the Pritzker prize, awarded to him in Washington, at the White House, in 1998, the Gold medal from the American Institute of Architects in 2008; the Sonning prize.

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