Mez — a new pavilion of the Paris Center Pompidou
The new pavilion of the Paris Center Pompidou called Mez, and its design is very similar to modern Chinese buildings.
Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines designed the building to get the «superstore» — curve roof made of wooden hexagonal units supported by a Central metal dome and four conical pillars. The large surface of the roof covers the interior, where there are three connecting galleries .
Inside, a large atrium greets visitors, while outside the building are a terrace and two sculpture gardens. Gardens covered with transparent roofs that allow you to control the flow of rainwater and numerous paths that provide pedestrian access to the underground station TVG high speed electric train station.
The new building Mez provides greater access to Museum collections the National Museum of art thanks to the exhibition space area of approximately 54 034 square feet. The new building also includes an auditorium, a café and a restaurant, bookstore, service center, and a large number of public places. The opening of this pavilion is scheduled for may 2010.