A design by Italian architect, Renzo Piano, has been selected to replace the Morandi Bridge in Genoa. The new bridge design was submitted to the authorities in Genoa as a proposal in September.
Piano is said to be Italy’s most famous living architect and is originally from the city of Genoa himself.
The new structure will be built largely from steel and Piano claims that it will be able to last 1,000 years. The new bridge will be built by a consortium comprising the Italian contractors, Salini Impregilo, Fincantieri and Italferr. Building the new bridge is expected to cost €202 million.
Piano’s most famous works are located in Paris. He designed the Pompidou Centre in partnership with British architect Richard Rogers. He also designed the new Palais de Justice in Paris.