The Foundation also offers the general public opportunities to visit its headquarters in Villa Nave.

Since 2014 we have been organizing special Open Days to welcome everyone with a passion for architecture and curious to know more. The great demand has led the Foundation to turn these occasions into a regular event on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Visitors will learn about the Foundation’s work and visit the Living Archive: here designs, models and images reveal the projects built around the world by Renzo Piano and his staff. A journey through almost 50 years of work: from the experimental projects of the 60s, we go through the '70s with the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris, continue in the 80s and 90s with the Menil Collection in Texas, Kansai airport in Japan, and the Tjibaou center in New Caledonia, to the more recent works such as the Shard in London.

Three trips lasting approximately one hour are organized.

Visits are in Italian, free of charge and reservations are required.

Reservations for individuals and small groups can be made directly on this site.

Any visit request for organized groups (up to a maximum of 30 people), in Italian or English language, has to be addressed directly to the Foundation by telephone at 010 691378 or by email at 

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