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Centre Pompidou-Metz

Centre Pompidou-Metz
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Centre Pompidou-Metz
PTFE Membrane Forms to Unique Roof Design for Modern Art Museum
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Location: 
Metz, France
Fabric Type: 
PTFE Fiberglass
Market Sector: 
Institutional
Project Size: 
80,000 sq.ft.
Architect: 
Shigeru Ban Architects, Jean de Gastines Arch., Gumuchdijian Architects
Engineer: 
Ove Arup and Partners
Completion Date: 
2009

The branch of the Paris' Museum for Modern Art fascinates with its sculpture-like construction. The roof consists of laminated spruce, covered with a membrane coated with TiO2 Topcoat. This makes the building which is illuminated at night appear almost completely transparent. Birdair's sister company Taiyo Europe designed, fabricated and installated the PTFE membrane and clamping. 

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.