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Centre Pompidou - Metz
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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
Client Agglomeration community of Metz Métropole
Technical details
Size 77 meters
Design and construction
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

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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