Kristi Bernick

Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

by , 03/29/10

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The building projects concepts developed from the original Centre Pomidou, but indeed it’s no replica. The original Centre Pomidou opened in 1977 and was designed as part of the high-tech architecture movement by architects Renzo Piano & Richard Rogers. The facility houses the Musee National d’Art Moderne — the largest modern art museum in Europe. The only reference made by Centre Pomidou-Metz to its Parisian counterpart is found in the extension’s central spire, which rises 77m above ground — the year that the original Pompidou opened.

The new Metz facility provides wider access to the Musee National d’Art Moderne’s collection with approximately 54,034 square feet of exhibition space. The new facility also includes an auditorium, café and restaurant, a bookshop-boutique, resource center and plenty of public space.

+ Centre Pompidou-Metz

+ Shigeru Ban

+ Jean de Gastines

Via Dezeen and TIMESONLINE


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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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