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Centre Pompidou-Metz: photo description (Le centre Pompidou-Metz)

Centre Pompidou-Metz is a Museum of modern art, housed in a very original form. The Museum is considered the largest in France, if not to take into account the museums of Paris, but it does not have a permanent exhibition. The fact that the Museum in Metz is also a branch of the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, and this fact enables him to place every six months in their new exhibition galleries of the recognized masters of the art of XX century.

The Museum was opened in may 2010, its construction lasted four years. For the development of the project a competition was announced, which was attended by architects from different countries of the world, but won by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. At the Paris Pompidou center, he placed his workshop and there began work on his branch in Metz. Japanese architect used in his project techniques specific to Chinese art, and even invented the shape of the roof resembles a traditional Chinese headdress made of straw. Straw weaving was simulated with the help of wooden strips, a "company" tree made of modern materials - plastic and Teflon.

The total area of the Museum exceeds 10.5 thousand square meters, about half of them occupy three exhibition galleries, and the rest - shops, cafes, meeting rooms and other facilities. The center of the building is marked by a flagpole with a height of 77 meters. This figure is symbolic, since the Paris Pompidou Center opened in 1977.

Centre Pompidou-Metz has already presented the public with works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and Wassily Kandinsky.

In Metz, this Museum is located near the station, in an industrial area that has been undergoing a reconstruction and is becoming a cultural Park.