Renzo Piano unveils design for new Genoa bridge following disaster

Piano has designed a minimalist white beam bridge supported at regular intervals by tall piers (Figure: Renzo Piano)

Piano has designed a minimalist white beam bridge supported at regular intervals by tall piers (Figure: Renzo Piano)
Italian architect Renzo Piano has designed a 202 million euro bridge for his hometown of Genoa, after the old bridge collapsed in a storm. In a statement Piano said it was a "great honor" to design the motorway bridge, which he did for free out of a sense of "civic spirit".
Renders show a minimalist white beam bridge supported at regular intervals by tall piers. "It will be a beautiful bridge," said the architect. "A very Genoese bridge. Simple but not trivial. A steel bridge, safe and durable. Because bridges do not have to collapse."
Piano offered to build the new Morandi overpass in the aftermath of the bridge disaster, which killed 43 people. The Genoise architect has designed many significant buildings in his career, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Shard in London and the Whitney Museum in New York.
Mayor Marco Bucci has requested that Piano supervise the construction of the 202 million euros project, which will be undertaken by a trio of Italian construction companies: Salini Impregilo, Fincantieri and Italferr.
 
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