Kristi Bernick

Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

by , 03/29/10

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The building’s interior consists of three long rectangular galleries that join together at different levels through techniques commonly used for bridge building. At several points, the narrow galleries jut through the roof to provide window space for expansive views of the city. The architects fostered a light and airy ambience indoors by utilizing pale light wood, white walls and pearl-grey polished concrete. A large atrium welcomes visitors indoors and encourages gathering, while the exterior of the building features a terrace and two sculpture gardens. The gardens are landscaped with grassy folds that enable rainwater control and numerous paths that provide pedestrian access to downtown areas and the TVG high speed electric train station.

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4 Comments

  1. Mbonigaba Gerard October 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    yes ,i like that roof with organic form

  2. French Wine Vending Mac... September 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    [...] got to love the French. Despite our country’s love for all things that come in vending machines — e.g. [...]

  3. kamakiri April 2, 2010 at 5:37 am

    NB it’s in Metz, not Paris. Not so much an extension of Paris Pompidou Centre, more like an outpost! Cool structure.

  4. davidwayneosedach April 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Well I certainly love Paris and an piqued with interest on the Centre Pomidou-Metz. Can’t wait to see the completed project!

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