France, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

The Centre Georges Pompidou was built in 1971 as a new cultural centre in Paris after an idea of the French President Georges Pompidou. It was designed by the architects Richard Rogers (Pritzker Prize in 2007), Renzo Piano and Gianfranco Franchini, who moved functional elements such as escalators, water pipes and air conditioning to the outside of the building. The construction of glass and metal are in the colour of the elements. The Museum opened in December 1977 and houses of the world's most important museums of modern art, the MNAM, but it also contains a very popular library, a bookshop, a movie theatre and a panoramic terrace.

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