Centre Pompidou-Metz

museum in Metz, France

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.

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 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.

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