Location:

Place de George Pompidou

Paris
74004
France

coordinates: 48.8605881,2.3523510
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Building names(s): Centre Georges Pompidou / Pompidou Centre
Architect/Designer: Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers

Picture 1 of 2

Yair Haklai



Completion date: 1977

getting there:
metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet
bus: 21, 29, 38, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85, 96

admission cost: 12 Euro (tip: From April 4th, the Museum will be free for visitors under 26 years old from the European Union)

opening hours: 11am – 9pm

museum website: www.centrepompidou.fr (French & English)

tip 2: The Multimedia Audio Guide ( 5 Euro) includes an ‘Architecture’ route offering an interpretation of the building and its history.

Land area: 2 hectares (approx. 5 acres)

Floor area: 103 305 m²

Superstructure: 7 levels
Height: 42 m (Rue Beaubourg side), 45.5 m (Piazza side)
Length: 166 m
width: 60 m

Infrastructure: 3 storeys
Depth: 18 m, length: 180 m, width: 110 m.

Building costs: (MF = millions of Francs, in 1972)
Land purchase: 85 MF. Main buildings and equipment: 750 MF. Ircam: 100 MF. Place Stravinsky: 28 MF. Miscellaneous: 30 MF. Total: 993 MF.
Costs of renovation work
(october 1996 to january 2000)
State aid : 440 MF (1994 francs) raised to 482 MF (1999 francs). Equipment subsidies : 54 MF. Sponsorship and patronage : 40 MF. Total budget : 576 MF (1999 francs).