Next autumn, the Centre Pompidou will close until 2030 for extensive renovations to its Renzo Piano– and Richard Rogers–designed home. Originally announced in January 2021 to line-up with the institution’s 50th anniversary, the proposed three-year-long project was shelved in November 2021, and planned for reconsideration after the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. The building’s famous color-coded exterior (blue for air conditioning, yellow for electricity, green for water, and red for pedestrian circulation) left building functions unmasked, and while being heavily criticized upon its opening, is now one of the city’s cultural centers.
The renovations, supported by the French Ministry of Culture, will include asbestos removal
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