Renzo Piano comes from Genoa. Now the star is responsible for architect in his home country, the construction of a bridge at the site of the previous building collapsed in the middle of August. The 81-Year-old guide had been selected for the reconstruction, for a consortium of three large corporations, informed the Commissioner for the reconstruction, Marco Bucci,.

The competition was won by the Piano with his plans, even against a draft of the Spanish star architect Santiago Calatrava, is known for its curved buildings, such as, for example, in Valencia, is known. Calatrava had further offered his cooperation, said Bucci.

to 202 million euros

it is estimated The bridge was broken in mid-August. Among other things, the motorway operator Autostrade per l’italia is determined because of the collapse. For each of the 43 deaths, it should be according to piano’s plans for a lamp on the viaduct.

The new bridge should be a “Monument for the Fallen”, “it will be a sober (…) bridge, safe and easy to maintain, the thousand years and the whole city represents”, said the architect at the presentation of his plans in September.

The new viaduct will stand until the end of 2019. The construction company, Salini Impregilo, as well as the state-controlled company Fincantieri and ItalFerr to build the bridge for 202 million Euro. “Today is an important step for the future of the city will be fulfilled,” said Bucci, who is also the mayor of Genoa.

Renzo Piano 2015

Piano is a winner of the Pritzker architecture prize, and has designed buildings all over the world, including the skyscraper The Shard in London and the New York Times in Manhattan. In Berlin, he stands behind the reconstruction of the Potsdamer Platz, in Cologne, he has designed the world’s town house.

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