Centre Pompidou Review

Initially I found the quirky reverse structure to be overpowering, being shrouded by elegant flats, typical to Paris. The inner glass façade was hidden behind balconies webbed with steel crosses. It felt like the heart of the building was being concealed behind a scaffolding network. However the red escalator added flair to an otherwise dark scene, and exhibition banners were hung from balconies, creating a cork-board effect.

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Centre PompidouInitially I found the quirky reverse structure to be overpowering, being shrouded by elegant flats, typical to Paris. The inner glass façade was hidden behind balconies webbed with steel crosses. It felt like the heart of the building was being concealed behind a scaffolding network. However the red escalator added flair to an otherwise dark scene, and exhibition banners were hung from balconies, creating a cork-board effect. I appreciated the Pompidou Centre, however down the street was a cityscape of cubic glass structures, which I found more appealing, and decided to sketch…
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Although the outer tube like escalators create an aesthetic which is bold, and somewhat questionable, the practicality it undeniable. It allows for more room inside to present the vast array of art galleries, whilst also exposing visitors to the glorious Parisian skyline.
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