In the words of Jerry Saltz à la Nina Simone, “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life” for the Whitney Museum of American Art. The museum reopens its doors in its new, hip, Meatpacking location May 1, 2015.
The man behind the redesign is Renzo Piano, an architect hailing from Genoa, Italy. He has been the creative force behind numerous projects around the world, won too many awards to count, and established a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting architectural professions.
For a quick overview of Piano’s oeuvre, here is a compilation of previous works designed by his firm, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Centre Georges PompidouParis, France
Renzo Piano Building WorkshopGenoa, Italy
Reconstruction of the Atelier BrancusiParis, France
Zentrum Paul KleeBern, Switzerland
Renovation and Expansion of the Morgan LibraryNew York, U.S.A.
The New York Times BuildingNew York, U.S.A
Renovation and Expansion of the Isabelle Stewart Gardener Museum
And of course,
The Whitney Museum at GansevoortNew York, U.S.A.
If you can’t make your way to New York, here’s a sneak peak into the museum’s inaugural exhibition, America is Hard to See.
What’s your take on the move downtown, the new architecture, and the future of the Whitney in general? Let us know in the comments!
*All images sourced from http://www.rpbw.com/, where you can see a ton of other awesome projects by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.