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Renzo Piano on The Centre Pompidou in Paris

Posted by rigorousm on September 23, 2014

“[It] is a double provocation: a challenge to academicism, but also a parody of the technological imagery of our time. To see it as high-tech is a misunderstanding. The Centre Pompidou is a “celibate machine,” in which the flaunting of brightly colored metal and transparent tubing serves an urban, symbolic, and expressive function, not a technical one.”

– Renzo Piano


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