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The National Center of Art and Culture Georges Pompidou [http://www.centrepompidou.fr/], known as Beaubourg, is the result of an international competition in 1971, won by Renzo Piano [http://www.rpbw.com/] and Richard Rogers [http://www.rrp.co.uk/rshp_home] with the engineering support of Ove Arup [http://www.arup.com/]. Beaubourg is located in the heart of Paris in the Marais district. The size of the work, more than 100,000 square meters, and the ambitious program required the presence of exhibition spaces for contemporary art, multipurpose rooms for music, library, large storage areas, have been resolved with a form strikingly at odds with the historical buildings of Paris. The need for highly flexible spaces to accommodate different artistic events led to the adoption of five large floors completely free, 50 meters deep and 170 long. To support these plates has adopted a metal frame left completely exposed to the same pipeline facilities. In this way, the cultural center takes the image of a purely technological machine but, in reality, all components are manufactured and assembled by hand. The relationship with the environment is solved through the creation of public spaces of fundamental importance: the square outside the Pompidou Centre has identified one of the liveliest parts of Paris, crossed by 25,000 visitors day of the museum. The escalators located on the main façade, the roof terraces and the Restaurant GEORGES, designed by Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane, provide unprecedented views of the city, building a direct relationship between the city and museum machine.