Centre Pompidou-MetzProject Beginnings


Building owner

Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole www.metzmetropole.fr

Building owner representative

City of Metz www.mairie-metz.fr

Project partner

Centre Pompidou www.centrepompidou.fr

Design and construction management

Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects Europe, with Jean de Gastines, Paris - www.shigerubanarchitects.com Additional architect for the competition phase: Philip Gumuchdjian, London Structural engineers: Arup, London - www.arup.com Terrell, Boulogne-Billancourt - terrellgroup.net

Shigeru Ban has worked with Jean de Gastines since 2000 on all his projects in France. Together they founded in 2004, Shigeru Ban Architects Europe, a Paris-based subsidiary of the Japanese company Shigeru Ban Architects Tokyo.

Other contributors

Economist: J.P. Tohier, Paris

Fluids engineering: Gec Ingénierie, Boulogne-Billancourt

Set designing: Scénarchie, Saint-Denis

Acoustics specialist: Commins Acoustics Workshop, Paris

Security consultant: Casso & Compagnie, Paris

Restaurant consultant: Systal, Paris Lighting specialists: L’Observatoire 1 and Icon, Paris Programmers: J. Dourdin Consultants and Apau, Paris Technical controller: Norisko, Moulins-lès-Metz Programming-management-co-ordination: Comsept Ingénierie, Tinqueux Security and Health Protection: Becs, Metz Assistant project manager, cost control: Cigma, Joinville-le-Pont Assistant project manager, environmental quality: Trivalor, Chambéry Geotechnician: Compétence Géotechnique, Fèves Aerolics studies: CSTB, Nantes

Front square and gardens urban design and construction management

Project owner: City of Metz

Developer: SAREMM (Société d’Aménagement et de Restauration de Metz Métropole)

Architect and urban planner: Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés (ANMA), Paris - www.anma.fr

Landscaper: Paso Doble, Villette road and network design: Ogi, Paris Environmental studies: Tribu, Paris


Metz Métropole is the main sponsor, as project owner skilled in large-scale cultural projects. Funding from the French State, the Lorraine Regional Council and the Moselle General Council account for the rest of the budget.


Final cost of building = 69 330,000 € before tax, broken down as follows:

  • Total works = 51 660,000 € before tax

  • Furniture and furnishing, fees, interior and exterior developments, miscellaneous expenses = 17 670,000 € before tax

Total works per usable m2 = 4 766 € before tax / usable m2