Centre Pompidou-Metz

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Centre Pompidou-Metz
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General information
TypeCulture and leisure
LocationMetz, France
Coordinates49°6′29″N 6°10′48″E / 49.10806°N 6.18000°E / 49.10806; 6.18000
Construction startedNovember 7, 2006
InauguratedMay 12, 2010
Cost69.33 million Euros
LandlordMetz city
Height77 m (253 ft)
Technical details
Floor area10,660 m2 (114,700 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectShigeru Ban
Architecture firmShigeru Ban Architects Europe
Main contractorMetz Métropole
Renovating team
Renovating firmDemathieu & Bard

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 | change 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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