A turning point for Genoa.

The Cotton Warehouses’ building, early XX century structure used for storage of goods, is part of Renzo Piano’s larger renovation project concerning the entire Porto Antico Area; thanks to the redevelopment plan during the grand opening organized for the 1992 International Exhibition “Cristopher Columbus: the ship and the sea” the site was returned to the city.

The project’s goal was to restore the connection between the port and the historical city center. As a result, piers and quays of the old port harbor have new life; the plethora of cultural, recreational and commercial activities, restaurants, pleasure grounds and entertainment facilities have thus changed the face of the city’s waterfront.

Have a look at the area during renovation, click to see the pictures.