Sheds Grow On Pompidou Centre in Paris

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Hervé Véronèse at Centre Pompidou

The Pompidou Centre is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 20th century, with extraordinary engineering. But what would you expect from Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in partnership? This spring it sprouted some interesting temporary additions: 6 little structures that have been described as huts, wasp nests, and architectural haikus.

They are designed by Tadashi Kawamata, known for his use of recycled and waste materials like cardboard and old timber.

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The PDF from the Pompidou Centre describes them:

Tadashi Kawamata is intervening on the façade and in the Forum of the Centre Pompidou. He has nestled his wood "huts" in the building's metallic and technical framework. These little ephemeral constructions invite us to see the building and its environment in a fresh and amazed way. They offer a new and unusual reading of the building that encourages us to rediscover the architecture of the Centre Pompidou.

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