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Acclaimed architect Renzo Piano unveils first concept design for The Center For Arts & Innovation hub near Boca Raton’s Mizner Park

Renzo Piano, a Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect, has revealed the initial concept design for The Center for Arts & Innovation in Boca Raton. This globally significant creativity and innovation hub, crafted by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), aims to become a model for future international projects. Throughout an 18-month design process involving refinement and partnership cultivation, the project is envisioned as a dynamic blend of arts, education, business, and community engagement.

Renzo Piano commented on the fluid nature of the design process, emphasizing the inventive and evolving nature of the early plans. He highlighted that innovation in architecture goes beyond physical beauty, focusing instead on what activities and creations will happen inside the building.


Acclaimed architect Renzo Piano unveils first concept design for The Center For Arts & Innovation hub near Boca Raton’s Mizner Park

Andrea Virgin, Chair & CEO at The Center, expressed confidence that this innovative space would inspire and support communities, artists, students, and entrepreneurs. The design includes a multi-use, three-story structure that integrates seamlessly with the Boca Raton skyline, featuring a main venue that connects to an external piazza for expanded event capacity. The facility will also offer a public lobby, flexible workspaces, specialized workshops, a maker space, creator accommodations, and a startup incubator.


Additional features of the campus include the city’s first covered rooftop terrace with dining services, providing views over Plaza Real and downtown. This terrace tops a building equipped with innovative solar technology to harness energy and support environmental sustainability. Underground parking will ensure a pedestrian-friendly surface experience, echoing the philosophy of Antoine Chaaya of RPBW, who advocates for prioritizing human-friendly spaces.



Camilo Miguel, Building Committee Chair at The Center and CEO of Mast Capital, anticipates that this venue will not only redefine cultural infrastructure but also play a pivotal role in the redevelopment of downtown Boca Raton. The Center's outdoor Piazza will continue to serve as a vibrant community space for a variety of events, fostering greater public engagement.


Acclaimed architect Renzo Piano unveils first concept design for The Center For Arts & Innovation hub near Boca Raton’s Mizner Park

The concept was introduced during an event at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, coinciding with the North American debut of the “Renzo Piano and RPBW: Le Fil Rouge of Contemporary Architecture” exhibition. This exhibition, which runs until May 19th, provides insights into RPBW's approach and the ongoing development of The Center for Arts & Innovation, establishing it as a future cultural epicenter in Southeast Florida and a beacon of global innovation. As the project progresses, The Center extends gratitude to all its supporters, including significant donations from various family foundations and individuals dedicated to fostering cultural growth.



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