Renzo Piano

The New Pathe Foundation Headquarters
Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed the organic creature” in the courtyard of a 19th-century block to house the new headquarters of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé – dedicated to preserving the history of French film company Pathé and promoting cinematography.
The egg-shaped form connects to the surrounding Haussmann-era buildings at four points. Its form curves away from the existing buildings and its top peeks over the roofline.


On October 9th, 1992, a meteorite broke up over the United States and hit a parked car in Peekskill, New York. Since then that car is known as the Peekskill Meteorite Car and was exhibited all over the world. Ron van der Ende, a Dutch artist, took that car as the inspiration for his bas relief made with reclaimed timber.