Put that in your pipe

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September 25, 2009 by Kirsten Neil

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

This is the exterior of Centre Pompidou, the National Modern Art Museum in Paris.

What unique architecture. I imagine it was shocking to the locals when it first opened in 1977; but that’s what a modern art museum should be.

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Did a little Googling and here’s what I found:

“The architects created huge uncluttered space inside by moving all the service sections outside. Their goal was to show the public how a building functions and color-coded the different areas – the air pipes are blue, the water pipes are green, the escalators are red, the electricity is yellow.”

Love that the building guts are on the outside and colour-coded. How cool is that?

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3 thoughts on “Put that in your pipe

  1. CJ says:

    >You would think that the air pipes would be green and water blue. Hmm.

  2. Kirsten says:

    >That's what I thought too!

  3. >this is my favourite big gallery in paris

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