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.
|Type||Culture and leisure|
|Construction started||November 7, 2006|
|Inaugurated||May 12, 2010|
|Cost||69.33 million Euros|
|Height||77 m (253 ft)|
|Floor area||10,660 m2 (114,700 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Shigeru Ban Architects Europe|
|Main contractor||Metz Métropole|
|Renovating firm||Demathieu & Bard|
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 2010Edit
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.