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Pompidou Centre Architecture
40th Anniversary: Renewal of Richard Rogers / Renzo Piano building, Paris, France
22 Jan 2017
Pompidou Centre Building Facelift
Centre Pompidou Building Renewal
The Pompidou Centre in Paris turns forty this year.
The anniversary is to be celebrated with preparations for a two-year facelift expected to cost at least €100m.
The renovations will include replacing the “caterpillar”, the famous escalators on the front of the building, but won’t result in any changes to the building’s overall appearance. Additionally, museum officials are hoping that renovations can occur without closing the Centre.
Much of the structure is of course located externally, so has suffered from continual exposure to the elements.
Some external features, such as the large coloured funnels that were once part of the air system, are now just decorative.
Exhibitions, shows and get-togethers will be presented in forty French cities, in partnership with a museum, a contemporary art centre, a theatre or a festival.
Right up to early 2018, in forty cities from Grenoble to Lille by way of Le François in Martinique, Chambord and Nice, ranging from evening events to six-month exhibitions, proposals mingling exhibitions, concerts, theatre, dance and talks invite every type of audience to experience and share the originality of the Centre Pompidou.
Website: Pompidou Centre Building Facelift – article in The Guardian
Website: Centre Pompidou 40th anniversary – anniversary programme
28 May 2012
Pompidou Centre Architecture Exhibition
Exhibition La Tendenza
20 Jun – 10 Sep 2012 11 am – 9 pm
First retrospective in France dedicated to one of the later formation of the architecture of the postwar, from Italy, “The Tendenza, Italian Architecture, 1965-1985” presents a selection of over 250 drawings, models, photographs, paintings, films, and a very rich literature.
The exhibition traces the highlights of the movement which Aldo Rossi was the leader. Rejecting the notion of avant-garde utopia and to initiate a political architecture and critical engagement with reality, the Tendenza is a new approach of the architectural project based on a revival of the drawing and image.
21 May 2010
Pompidou Centre Building
Photos by Rebecca Lomholt Breun of Center Pompidou’s intriguing homage to the new building in Metz:
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France – opened May 2010
Shigeru Ban, architect
photograph : Roland Halbe
Pompidou Centre / Centre George Pompidou, Paris IVe
Rogers / Piano Architects
Centre George Pompidou / Pompidou Centre
Rue Beaubourg, Paris IVe
Richard Rogers / Renzo Piano Architects
Radical building for its time with service ducts expressed on the exterior and all structure glamourised and articulated externally where possible. The architectural realisation of some Archigram ideas, with escalators providing dynamism to the main west facade. Half of the plot was given over to a rectilinear square which again added dynamism to the architecture. Also known as the Beaubourg Centre or simply The Pompidou building.
Renovation of Centre Georges Pompidou: 1995 – Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Pompidou Centre Architects – Richard Rogers buildings
Other Renzo Piano buildings: Renzo Piano Architects
Centre Pompidou Architecture Exhibition : Enjeu Capital(es), Oct 2009
Scanned photos of Beaubourg Centre by Isabelle Lomholt in 1989
Pompidou Centre Architects
Richard Rogers Partnership are based in London
Renzo Piano Building Workshop are based in Genoa, Italy, but opened a Paris studio in 1987. Renzo Piano was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1995
Centre Pompidou Architecture Exhibition : Dominique Perrault
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Paris Architecture Designs – chronological list
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
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Design: Jean Nouvel, Architect
picture © Adrian Welch
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