Centre Georges Pompidou

Paris / France / 1977

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A multifunctional centre in the heart of Paris, covering an area of 100,000 square metres and entirely devoted to contemporary art, music, cinema and theatre. A revolutionary and versatile space where culture is in osmosis with the surrounding urban environment. The building was originally jointly designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. Is is a humorous and coloured urban machine, not at all "high-tech", but rather artisan instead, as it was put together piece by piece. All the functions of the building, including the walkways and the plant systems, have been moved to the outside and are characterised by a different colour, so as to obtain a vast and totally uncluttered area inside. The Centre Pompidou with its "piazza" form a single moulded setting, actively providing a resource of urban and social functions.
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    A multifunctional centre in the heart of Paris, covering an area of 100,000 square metres and entirely devoted to contemporary art, music, cinema and theatre. A revolutionary and versatile space where culture is in osmosis with the surrounding urban environment. The building was originally jointly designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. Is is a humorous and coloured urban machine, not at all "high-tech", but rather artisan instead, as it was put together piece by piece. All the functions of...

    Project details
    • Year 1977
    • Work finished in 1977
    • Client Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of National Education
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Trade Fair Centres / Conference Centres
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