Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, revolutionized museum design.
Centre Pompidou in France by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1971-1977.
Photo by Katsuhisa Kida, Courtesy Richard Rogers Partnership
Museums of the past had been elite monuments. In contrast, the Pompidou was designed as a busy center for social activities and cultural exchange.
With support beams, duct work, and other functional elements placed on the exterior of the building, Centre Pompidou in Paris appears to be turned inside out, revealing its inner workings. Centre Pompidou is often cited as a landmark example of High-Tech Architecture.
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