Centre Georges Pompidou

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Title

Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou

Agent

Renzo Piano (Italian architect, born 1937)
Richard Rogers (British architect, born 1933)

Location

Paris, Île-de-France, France
51.213063

Date

1971-1977 (creation)
20th century

Style Period

Modernist

Cultural Context

French

Worktype

buildings
exhibition buildings
museums
art museums

Material

Steel superstructure with reinforced concrete floors and glass

Technique

construction

Subject

Architecture and City Planning

Description

South west view of west façade
The museum now holds one of the finest collections of 20th-century art in the world. The centre also functions as a showcase for all the creative arts, and there is an ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions. The building is ostentatiously modern, particularly in contrast to the historic buildings which surround it. Built between 1971 and 1977 to the designs of Renzo Piano (1937-) and Richard Rogers (1933- ), the service ducts and escalators are placed on the exterior of the building and brightly colour-coded to reveal their functions
thus the interior is singularly adaptable, having no fixed internal walls. The building is now a major tourist attraction, visited by more people than the Eiffel Tower. However, it has been criticized as unsuitable for displaying paintings and, more damagingly, for the durability of the exterior which has weathered badly.

Rights

© Javier Gomez

ID

GOMEZAT0552

Source

Javier Gomez

State Edition

35 mm slides

Citation

Piano, Renzo and Richard Rogers, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1971-1977 (creation), Paris, Île-de-France, France, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Javier Gomez. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/15572.

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