Renzo Piano

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Julia Tarabarina. Pompidou Inside Out

Renzo Piano and his GES-2 have already been compared to Ridolfo Aristotele Fioravanti and his Cathedral of the Assumption. And for a good reason: GES-2 also stuns you with its grace and loftiness, but ultimately turns out to be the richest collection of recognizable motifs from an early masterpiece by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the George Pompidou Center in Paris. These motifs are fused into the grid of Shukhov-esque structures, painted white, and they create a dialogue between 1910, 1971, and 2021, built on references (not devoid of a poster-like quality) to the main masterpiece. The basilica-shaped space of the former power station is taken apart virtually just like the museum, in accordance with the concept by Teresa Mavica.

Xenia Ossipova. ​APEX: GES-2 is not a museum but a progressive center that is meant to bring us back to the ideas of romantic futurism

The architects of the Moscow-based company speak about the progress of the GES-2 reconstruction project by Renzo Piano.

Lara Kopylova. ​An Expensive Thing to Do

In this issue, we talk to ten architects about how relevant/irrelevant the ideas of reconstruction and redevelopment are.

Partner Architects of

  • Ilya Utkin
  • Polina Voevodina
  • Alexandra Kuzmina
  • Andrey Asadov
  • Valeria Preobrazhenskaya
  • Daniel  Lorenz
  • Natalia Sidorova
  • Vera Butko
  • Nikita Yavein
  • Vassily Krapivin
  • Sergey Kouznetsov
  • Rostislav Zaiser
  • Sergey  Trukhanov
  • Oleg Medinsky
  • Sergei Tchoban
  • Ekaterina Kuznetsova
  • Alexandr Samarin
  • Alexsey Ginzburg
  • Andrey Romanov
  • Evgeny Gerasimov
  • Sergey Skuratov
  •  Valery  Lukomsky
  • Yuliy Borisov
  • Nikolay Pereslegin
  • Georgy Trofimov
  • Stanislav Belykh
  • Nikita Tokarev
  • Anatoly Stolyarchuk
  • Konstantin Khodnev
  • Mikhail Kanunnikov
  • Tatiana Zulkharneeva
  • Vsevolod Medvedev
  • Julia  Tryaskina
  • Vladimir Plotkin
  • Alexander Asadov
  • Vladimir Kovalev
  • Andrey Gnezdilov
  • Ilia Mashkov
  • Sergey Pereslegin
  • Anton Nadtochiy
  • Natalia Shilova
  • Pavel Andreev
  • Zurab Bassaria
  • Levon Ayrapetov
  • Karen  Saprichyan
  • Katerina Gren
  • Alexander Skokan
  • Roman Leonidov
  • Igor  Shvartsman
  • Nikolai  Milovidov

Buildings and Projects: New Additions

  • Naberezhnaya Evropy, St. Petersburg
  • Pavilion for Chacha Ceremonies
  • Vander Park residential complex
  • Danilovskaya Manufactory
  • “Replacement” Project
  • Residential complex
  • “Olympic Hall”Business Center
  • Residential complex
  • Residential complex ′Andersen′