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40th Anniversary Facelift: Renewal of Richard Rogers / Renzo Piano building, Paris, France

2 Feb 2017

Pompidou Centre Building Facelift

Renzo Piano to work on Centre Pompidou Building Facelift
Italian architect Renzo Piano is to design replacement escalators at the Pompidou Centre as part of a £90m renovation marking the 40th anniversary of this iconic Parisian building.

22 Jan 2017
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.

Centre Pompidou Paris building pipes
photograph © David Noble

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.

Centre Pompidou Building escalators
photo : Michael Hierner

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.

Worlds Spectacular Museum Buildings
photo : Michael Hierner

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.

Centre Pompidou Colour-Coded External Services:
Centre Pompidou
photograph © David Noble

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 Building Centre Pompidou Building Centre Pompidou Building
photographs © Rebecca Breun

Centre Pompidou-Metz, France – opened May 2010
Shigeru Ban, architect
Centre Pompidou-Metz
photograph : Roland Halbe

Pompidou Centre / Centre George Pompidou, Paris IVe
Rogers / Piano Architects

Centre George Pompidou
picture © Adrian Welch

Centre George Pompidou / Pompidou Centre
Rue Beaubourg, Paris IVe
Richard Rogers / Renzo Piano Architects

Pompidou Centre
picture © Adrian Welch

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

View from the building:
Beaubourg Centre

The famous escalator
Beaubourg Centre escalator

Coloured ducts – early example of Hi-Tech Architecture
Beaubourg Centre ducts

Pool & Square at south side of Pompidou Centre
Beaubourg Centre Square

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

Richard Rogers

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Eiffel Tower
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Eiffel Tower

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Design: Jean Nouvel, Architect
lnstitut du Monde Arabe
picture © Adrian Welch

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