Gallery: Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in Franc...


Construction is nearly complete on Centre Pompidou-Metz, an incredible new extension of the original Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. Designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, the elegantly sloping structure takes inspiration from the technical properties of Chinese hats and bridges. The building is topped with a curvaceous roof that does a remarkable job of shielding it from the elements while opening up an expansive volume of space dedicated to the arts.

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

    yes ,i like that roof with organic form

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  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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