THE HEADQUARTER OF THE
RENZO PIANO FOUNDATION
IS VILLA NAVE, IS LOCATED
IN GENOVA VESIMA
AND IT WAS INAUGURATED
IN JUNE 2008
The Foundation is based in Villa Nave, overlooking the sea at Vesima and a few meters away from the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa. The spaces of Villa Nave host the Living Archive, a selection of drawings, sketches and models that give an overview of the projects and buildings constructed over more than fifty years, from the experimental structures of the sixties to the most recent works.
The Classroom, where the ongoing projects of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop are exhibited, is devoted to conferences, meetings, lectures and workshops. The garden that borders Villa Nave is using for making mock-ups, parts on a 1:1 scale of many buildings, some of which are kept in these spaces. Since 2009, Villa Nave has been opened to the public on several occasions and visits can be booked through this website in the Welcome section.
The Foundation's activities are funded by donations from Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
The organs of the Foundation are the Board of Directors, made up of ten members and the Scientific Committee, made up of eight members.
Board of directors
Vice President e Secretary General
Milly Rossato Piano
Architect, Researcher in History of Architecture at Università degli Studi di Firenze
Architect, Curator of the Centre Pompidou
Architect, Representative of the Municipality of Genoa
Ottavio di Blasi
Architect, ODB - OTTAVIO DI BLASI & Partners
Architect, Chair Professor of Projects at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and director of the “AV/Arquitectura Viva” magazine
Architect, Professor of History of Architecture at the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano
Lawyer, Professor of International anc Compared Tax Law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza
Architect, professor at the ENSAPM, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, RPBW Consultant
Milly Rossato Piano
Director of Educational Programs and Conservation
Director of Editorial Programs
Digital archives (RPBW)
Texts and researches
Maria Salerno (RPBW)
Workshop on site
Cristiano Amerigo, Carlotta Bacilieri, Federica Battaglia, Arianna Bianconi, Federica Carri, Eugenia Dottino, Cino Ermentini, Lydia Foster, Giulia Garbarini, Giulia Giglio, Susanna Ighina, Martina Ivaldi, Letizia Lambiase, Andrea Mazzolari, Sara Moretti, Irene Negro, Deborah Ombra, Elena Pepino, Alberto Possamai, Andrea Storace, Tomaso Tedeschi, Erika Tovo.