50 Wonders | Matthew Carmona: Pompidou Centre

Pompidou Centre_Matthew Carmona

Source: Matthew Carmona

The Bartlett professor introduces the latest in our 50th birthday series

Wonder: Pompidou Centre

Architect: Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, 1977

Nominator: Matthew Carmona

When asked to contribute my favourite building to this series it needed very little thought. It was seeing the Pompidou Centre on a family holiday some time in the early 1980s that inspired me to become an architect, and I have continued to visit it regularly ever since. No trip to Paris is ever complete without paying homage.

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