Centre Pompidou-MetzThe Architecture

An international architecture competition was launched on March 18th, 2003, for the design of the Centre Pompidou-Metz. The aim was to propose an ambitious architectural project blending harmoniously into the urban landscape.

The jury

On May 27th, 2003, an international jury met up, presided by Jean-Marie Rausch, Mayor of Metz and President of the Metropolitan Area of Metz Métropole.

This jury, consisting of a nominating council of local elected representatives and qualified individuals, including Bruno Racine, President of the Centre Pompidou, and of architects, including Richard Rogers, selected 6 teams out of the 157 applications received from the world over:

  • Shigeru Ban Architects and Jean de Gastines Architectes, with Philip Gumuchdjian Architects
  •  Stéphane Maupin and Pascal Cribier, Paris
  •  Herzog & de Meuron, Basel
  •  Foreign Office Architects (FOA), London and uapS, Paris
  •  Nox Architekten, Rotterdam
  • Dominique Perrault, Paris

 

The winning projects

Shigeru Ban Architects and Jean de Gastines Architectes, with Philip Gumuchdjian Architects

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Stéphane Maupin and Pascal Cribier, Paris

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Herzog & de Meuron, Bâle

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Foreign Office Architects (FOA), Londres et uapS, Paris

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Nox Architekten, Rotterdam

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Dominique Perrault, Paris

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The final selection

Concour7 On November 26th, 2003, the jury selected the project proposed by Shigeru Ban (Tokyo), Jean de Gastines (Paris) and Philip Gumuchdjian (London). Following approval by the Community Council, the design and construction management contract was then signed with Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines. Philip Gumuchdjian’s contribution to design concerned only the competition stage.