Centre Pompidou-MetzProject Beginnings

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Key figures

A few figures for the Centre Pompidou-Metz:

 a total of 10,700 m2

5,020 m2 exhibition space, including the Grande Nef (main nave) with 1,200m2 and 3 galleries, each with 1,150m2

  •   1 Auditorium with 144 seats
  •   1 Studio with 196 seats
  •   1 café
  •   1 restaurant
  •   1 bookshop

2010: 600,000 visitors in the space of 8 months since opening

Project key dates:

January 2003: decision taken to implement the project in Metz
March 2003: launching of the architecture competition
November 2003: selection of the project proposed by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, with Philippe Gumuchdjian
September 2005: the building permit was obtained
June 2006: opening of the Maison du Projet
November 2006: Mrs Claude Pompidou lays the first stone
2007-2009: construction of the Centre Pompidou-Metz
May 2010: grand opening
September 2010: launching of the first cultural season of the Studio and the Wendel Auditorium
October 2010: launching of the Young Public workshops at the Centre Pompidou-Metz
November 2010: creation of the Centre Pompidou-Metz Friends’ Association, presided over by Jean- Jacques Aillagon, President of the Château de Versailles