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London's RA presents new exhibit on Italian star architect Renzo Piano

London, Sep 12 (efe-epa).- London's most venerable artistic institution, the Royal Academy of Arts, on Wednesday unveiled its newest exhibit showcasing the work of renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano.

Piano himself attended the inauguration, looking spry and much younger than his age (80), all the while beaming at photographers gathered for a photocall, as documented by an epa-efe reporter present.

"United by a characteristic sense of lightness, and an interplay between tradition and invention, function and context, Piano’s buildings soar in the public imagination as they do in our skylines," the RA said in a statement.

"From The Shard in London to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Piano's buildings have enriched cities across the globe," it added. "We reveal the vision and invention behind his pioneering work, showing how architecture can touch the human spirit."

The exhibit focuses on 16 key buildings and the process behind their design, exploring how the famed architect's Building Workshop maps out projects piece by piece, "making deft use of form, material and engineering to achieve a precise and yet poetic elegance," according to the RA.

It features drawings, photographs, full-scale maquettes, models and a film by Thomas Riedelsheimer, as well as a specially-designed sculptural installation combining almost 100 of Piano's projects.

The visionary Italian master was closely involved in the display's curation and set-up, as the RA collaborated with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the Fondazione Renzo Piano in order to put the spotlight on his best work.

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday and is set to run through Jan. 20.

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