Put that in your pipe


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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