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I was absolutely anxious to visit the new Pompidou Center of Metz and I was not really disappointed, both by the incredible architecture and by the quality of the presented works. In the second floor, a big window allows a view on the city of Metz

The Centre Pompidou-Metz will be a large hexagonal structure with three galleries running through the building. A central spire will reach up 77 metres, alluding to the 1977 opening date of the original Centre Pompidou. Viewed as a whole, the architecture evokes a vast marquee surrounded by a square and garden.

Inside the building, the general atmosphere will be light with a pale wood roof, white-painted walls and floors in pearl-grey polished concrete. The roof, the relation between the interior and exterior and the three exhibition galleries make up highly innovative architectural choices.
On November 26, 2003 was selected following an international competition, Shigeru Ban Architects and Jean de Gastines Architectes, with Philip Gumuchdjian Architects for the design of the winning competition project.

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