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About Renzo Piano:The Art of Making Buildings

From The Shard in London to the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the buildings of Renzo Piano have enriched cities across the globe. United by a characteristic sense of lightness, and an interplay between tradition and invention, function and context, they soar in the public imagination as they do in our skylines.

This illuminating exhibition, at the recently transformed Royal Academy of Arts, reveals the vision behind one of the greatest architects of our times, following his career from his Genoese heritage and his rise to acclaim alongside friend and collaborator Richard Rogers, to current projects still in the making.

Designed and curated in close collaboration with Piano himself, and bringing together rarely seen drawings, models and signature full-scale mock-ups, this is the first of the RA’s annual exhibitions dedicated to showing inspiring architecture.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the Fondazione Renzo Piano.

Image credit: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Centro Botín, 2017 Photo © Enrico Cano

Important Information

Please exchange your voucher at the entrance point to the Royal Academy.

Visitors will not be readmitted.

Photography is not permitted in the gallery.

All mobile phones must be switched off.

All areas of the buildings are accessible, Except Gallery 6 on the Mezzanine Level in Burlington Gardens.

There are accessible toilets available on the ground floor of Burlington House and Burlington Gardens. There is also an accessible toilet on the lower ground floor of Burlington House, next to the Dining Room in the Keeper’s House.

Portable folding stools are available for use in the galleries and can be collected on your way into the exhibition.

Voucher Exchange Information

Please exchange your voucher at the entrance point to the Royal Academy.

Child Policy

Under 16’s go FREE. Please call through for a Child Ticket.

Royal Academy of Arts

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How do I get there?

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BD
  • Nearest Bus stop: 14, 19, 22, 38
  • Parking:
  • Nearest Night Bus:
  • Nearest Tube: Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria
  • Directions:

    Exit the station on to Piccadilly. Follow signs for Piccadilly Circus, and the Academy is on the left hand side.

  • Nearest Station: London Victoria


  • Disabled toilets
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible