Centre Pompidou-MetzThe Architecture

Image Entete: 

The surroundings of the Centre Pompidou-Metz

The Centre Pompidou-Metz is surrounded by two gardens and a front square terrace. This gently sloping terrace provides a direct pedestrian link to the railway station. Partly landscaped, it has the same dimensions as the Piazza in front of the Centre Pompidou. The terrace was designed by the Agence Nicolas Michelin Associés and Paso Doble (landscape gardener) who also created the garden to the north of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, called the Jean-Baptiste Keune garden (curator of the Metz museum from 1896 to 1918). The five-acre garden is planted with flowering cherries, and its grassy folds enable rain water to be collected from the roof and terrace. There are also numerous paths for visitors to make their way around and through the park.

In contrast, the south garden is a private area designed by the Agence Nicolas Michelin Associés and Pascal Cribier (landscape designer). It consists of an area of mineral landscaping that can be used as a terrace in summer, and another area densely planted with birch trees.