Monday, 11 June 2012

Centre George Pompidou - Renzo Piano & Richard Rogers

The only comment I could ever possibly make about this irresistible piece of architectural masterpiece is that it definitely turned the perception of what a building should look like 'turned the architectural world upside down'. Mr. Rogers earned a reputation as a high-tech iconoclast with the completion of the 1977 Pompidou Centre, with its exposed skeleton of brightly colored tubes for mechanical systems. The Pritzker jury said the Pompidou "revolutionized museums, transforming what had once been elite monuments into popular places of social and cultural exchange, woven into the heart of the city.

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