Jean Widmer,Visuel Design Association1977

The Centre Georges Pompidou (CGP) is named after the French president who commissioned one of the most radical architectural projects ever constructed in Paris. Known as Beaubourg, after the area in which it resides, the CGP houses the Bpi (Bibliothèque publique d’information) public library, the IRCAM (Institute for Music/Acoustic Research & Coordination) centre and the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the largest collection of modern art in Europe. Yet even visitors who know little about what can be found inside the vast building recognize its distinctive shape – or, rather, its display of its own insides on the outside. The unique construction of the building, which was designed by architects ...

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