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Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

The Centre was constructed 1971–1977 and was named after Georges Pompidou, President of France from 1969 to 1974, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by the then-French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

The Centre was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, the British architect couple Richard Rogers and Su Rogers, Gianfranco Franchini, the British structural engineer Edmund Happold (who would later found Buro Happold), and Irish structural engineer Peter Rice.
The project was awarded to this team in an architectural design competition, whose results were announced in 1971.
All of the functional structural elements of the building are colour-coded: green pipes are plumbing, blue ducts are for climate control, electrical wires are encased in yellow, and circulation elements and devices for safety (e.g., fire extinguishers) are red.

Pompidou Centre houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information, a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. (From Wikipedia)

This building with its crazy architecture was adopted by Parisians and tourists, it welcomes over 5 milion visitiors per year.

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  • Copyright: jolanta janczyk (jjanczyk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 0 N: 165] (2579)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2008-07-06
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/5.6, 1/320 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2009-07-30 5:23
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