Centro Botín

Piano, Renzo
Binding: Soft cover
Language: Castellano/Inglés
Pages: 212
Measurements: 28.20 x 28.00 cm

This new book is the 10th title in the successful series of monographs on the works of the world famous architect Renzo Piano, and covers the creative thinking and of Piano as he developed his ideas for the Centro Botin, a new art gallery and cultural centre in the city of Santander in Spain. The Centre was inaugurated in June 2017 and is composed of two buildings of different sizes, supported on columns and connected by a walkway. All are partly suspended over the sea. It is built on the site of an old ferry port terminal, and Piano`s brief covered the most important aspects of the creation of an art gallery, the use of the light in a south facing seaport, both inside and outside the building, and the necessity to create a visual link between the city and the sea.. The project is supported by the Foundation Marcelino Botin, chaired until his death in 2014 by Emilio Botin, the Chairman of Santander Bank. Within this beautifully illustrated book, Renzo Piano narrates the story of the creation and construction of this extraordinary building through sketches, drawings and photographs from his own archives, most of which are published here for the first time, thus completing an extraordinary vision of this amazing building, that will appeal to fellow architects and visitors to Santander

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