Pompidou Center (Le Centre Pompidou) Offical Site
Architect: Renzo Piano(Italy) & Richard Rogers(UK)
Services&Structural engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Style: Postmodern / High-Tech
Structural system: Steel superstructure with reinforced concrete floors
It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information, a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne(largest modern art museum in Europe), and IRCAM(centre for music and acoustic research). Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg. It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by then-French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.