Centre Pompidou. Piano + Rogers

Centre Pompidou. Piano + Rogers

The Renzo Piano Foundation issued its ninth monograph in 2017.

"To me it's still the "Beaubourg". Even today, forty years on, I find it hard to call it by its official name, Centre Georges Pompidou. Yet it was President Pompidou who made the project possible, defended it, and even ensured it was completed after his death in 1974. We'll come to that later. But let's take it one step a time. To tell this story we have to go back a long way back [...] To 1970, when I was living in London."

After the opening of Centre Pompidou which took place 40 years ago, we publish this book as testimony of the adventure of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. 
Happy birthday, Beaubourg!



Technical Information

Closed size:
28x28 cm

248 pages, printed in 4 colors + paint
Cover with double inside flap. 


ISBN code: 
978 88 6264 016 9 Italian/English 
978 88 6264 017 6 French/English

Volume edited by

Lia Piano

Conception and development 

Lia Piano and Franco Origoni

Shunji Ishida
Elena Spadavecchia

With the participation of

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Stefania Canta
Chiara Casazza
Giovanna Langasco
Maria Salerno


Renzo Piano Foundation

Nicoletta Durante
Giulia Giglio


Graphic design and layout

Origoni Steiner Origoni Associate Architects
Franco and Anna Steiner

Federica Cocco
Filippo Tognocchi


Richard Sadleir
Charlotte Breuillé


Renzo Piano Foundation