Auditorium Parco della Musica--page 5 (of 5 pages)

Renzo Piano (Renzo Piano Building Workshop)

Left: view from the outside; center: Steel and glass pergola and flat-roofed structure housing a cafe and bookstore


Taxi and bus stop outside the concert hall precinct


The building housing shops, cafe, and bookstore


The Roman ruins

Although Piano won the competition for the design of the concert halls in the early 1990s, construction was halted once archaeological remains of a 4th century Roman villa were discovered. The original project was altered so that the ruins could be viewed on site and a small glass-enclosed museum with the unearthed artifacts was located between two of the halls.


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