Centre Pompidou-Metz

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, France, Moselle

The Centre Pompidou Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary arts designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines and located in Metz, Lorraine, France. It is built in the Amphitheatre district, near the German Imperial quarter. The Centre Pompidou-Metz is a branch of Pompidou arts centre, and features temporary exhibitions from the large collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, the largest European collection of 20th and 21st century arts. The museum is the largest temporary exhibition space outside Paris in France, and includes also a theater, an auditorium, and a restaurant terrace. The first piece of the monument was laid on November 7, 2006, and the building was inaugurated by the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, on May 12, 2010. The building is remarkable for its roof structure, one of the largest and most complex built to date, which was inspired by a Chinese hat found in Paris by Shigeru Ban.