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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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Centre Pompidou-Metz (CPM)

Shigeru Ban Architects with Jean de Gastines and Philip Gumuchdjian

Location: Metz, France

Principal use: Arts centre

Client: Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole (CA2M)

Site area: 12,000 m2 (129,166¾ ft2)

Interior area: 8,118 m2 (87,425 ft2)

Total build area: 11,330 m2 (121,955 ft2)

Design period: October 2003 – November 2006

Construction period: January 2007 – April 2010

Budget: €51,000,000

The Pompidou in Paris is the first major French arts centre to be committed to cultural decentralization. Metz lies at the crossroads of three frontiers and at the heart of Europe. Since Roman times it has been an undisputed site of interchange and today, with its high-speed train links, it is a popular tourist destination. ...

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