In 2017 the Foundation collaborated with the cultural association HABITAT2020 and ProViaggiArchitettura for the establishment of a Prize for the Best Thesis on the "Urban Regeneration of the Suburbs".
The recognition was reserved for graduation theses distinguished by the design approach and based on the regeneration of the peripheral areas of the Italian territory.
The award, won by the architect Silvia Pellizzari, was a 40-day trip around the world, to discover the architectures of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the studios of Paris, Genoa and New York.
This experience was so special that the Foundation decided to set up an annual award for three young architects. The Renzo Piano World Tour award was born, in collaboration with Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Fundación Botín.
The journey becomes an opportunity for apprenticeship, an experience of training and study through the architectures realized and on site of Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.