The Centre Pompidou in Paris, a symbol of 20th century architecture, designed in the ’70s by Piano & Rogers, is 40 years old: it opened on January 31, 1977.
The important cultural centre, also known as the Beaubourg, will be celebrating its 40th birthday with parades, concerts, exhibitions and plenty of surprises on the weekend of February 4 and 5; those unable to be in Paris may keep up with the events through the hashtag #CentrePompidou40. After the centre opened in 1977, Piano and Rogers ended their professional partnership and each set up his own studio.
Through the pages of Floornature we look back at some more recent projects by studios RPBW and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
Recent projects by Renzo Piano Building Workshop published in Floornature include: Lenfest Center for the Arts and Jerome L. Greene Science Center, built for Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus; Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the renovation and expansion of Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge; the expansion on the pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum by Louis Khan in Fort Worth, Texas; Muse, a Science Museum in Trento, and the Children’s Surgery Center currently under construction for the Italian NGO Emergency in Uganda. Projects by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners covered in Floornature include the Maggie Centre in London, the new civic centre in Scandicci - Florence, the NEO Bankside housing development in London, and Estadio Nacional de Futbol de Venezuela, currently under construction in Caracas and due to be completed in the autumn of this year.