Centre Pompidou - Metz

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Centre Pompidou - Metz
General information
Architectural style Modern, Culture and Leisure
Town or city Metz
Country France
Construction started 7 november 2006
Completed 2010
Cost 60,73 million Euro
Technical details
Size 77 meters
Design and construction
Client Agglomeration community of Metz Métropole
Architect Shigeru Ban & Jean de Gastines
Architecture firm Shigeru Ban Architects Europe

The Centre Pompidou Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary art. It is located in Metz, France. It exhibits sculptures, modern and contemporary paintings and graphic art.

The architecture of the building is inspired by a traditional Chinese hat. The carpentry is an innovative assembly composed of sixteen kilometers of wood.

Inaugural exhibition of 2010[change | edit source]

Some elements of the inaugural exhibition were borrow by the Centre Georges Pompidou of Paris, especially:

  • La Femme à la guitare, Georges Braque,
  • La Tristesse du Roi, Henri Matisse,
  • L'Aubade, Nu couché et musicien, Pablo Picasso,
  • Le Violon d'Ingres, photographie, Man Ray,
  • La Maison tropicale, architectural prototype conceive by Jean Prouvé.

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