Centre Pompidou-Metz, first decentralisation of a national cultural establishment in France, Centre Pompidou, was developed in collaboration with the greater urban community – Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole. It is a public establishment for cultural cooperation whose founding members are the French State, the Centre Pompidou, the Lorraine Region, the Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole and the City of Metz.
The Centre Pompidou-Metz is an art centre dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Its cultural project comprises temporary exhibitions as well as live performances, films and talks within its spaces. Ongoing workshops for kids and teens provide insight into artistic movements and highlight the potential for creativity.
On November 26th, 2003, following an international competition, the project proposed by Shigeru Ban Architects and Jean de Gastines Architectes was selected, with Philip Gumuchdjian Architects for the design of the winning competition project.
The Centre Pompidou-Metz is a large hexagonal structure with three galleries running through the building. A central spire reaches up 77 metres, alluding to the 1977 opening date of the original Centre Pompidou.
Inside the building, the general atmosphere is light with a pale wood roof, white-painted walls and floors in pearl-grey polished concrete. The roof, the relation between the interrior and exterior and the four exhibition galleries make up highly innovative architectural choices.
Opening Hours daily 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Tuesday closed.
The Centre Pompidou is two minutes’ walk from Metz train station.
1, parvis des Droits-de-l’Homme
F-57020 Metz Cedex 1
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