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Centre Pompidou announces €200m restoration project to save building in “distress”

The Centre Pompidou, one of Paris’ iconic museums, has announced that it will be closed between 2023 and 2026 for critical restoration works on the building. Built in 1977, it is hoped that the extensive refurbishment project will be completed before the museum celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2027. The announcement comes as museums across […]

Paris green-lights major £225m Champs-Élysées revamp

Last year, we looked forward to Christo’s temporary transformation of the Arc de Triomphe (an installation now scheduled for October this year) but now, Paris has announced big plans for the Champs-Élysées, the iconic avenue that leads up to the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs-Élysées will be getting a permanent facelift over the next few […]

A closer look at how the Getty Center protects its collection from the threat of a fire

The devastation that was caused by a 2018 fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was a bleak reminder to museums, galleries, and research facilities, alike, of the dangers of a fire. For that reason, museums and galleries around the world have taken on major steps over the years to safeguard their collections. […]

Harkening back 1,000 years, the Colosseum is getting a new floor

It’s difficult to imagine Rome’s Colosseum in its prime when reading about the extraordinary forms of entertainment that went on within its walls. Even if you’ve had the opportunity to tour the historic ruins, envisioning what it was like with crowds cheering on gladiator battles or mock naval battles is challenging. However, in just a […]

Pop-up vaccine pavilions by Stefano Boeri will help Italy fight the pandemic

Public squares in Italy play a critical role in Italian culture and day-to-day life, but they may soon play a major part in rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations. Circular temporary structures have been designed by architect Stefano Boeri and his Milan-based firm, in collaboration with a team of consultants, that will pop up across Italy as […]

London’s Tin Can Alley gets £1b revamp by Outernet featuring the world’s largest “digital canvas”

The stage for public art in London just keeps getting bigger and bigger, at least from a digital standpoint. Earlier this year, Europe’s largest billboard located in London’s Piccadilly Circus was taken over by digital artworks thanks to CIRCA. Just half a mile away, London’s Denmark Street area is undergoing a £1 billion revamp, which […]

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia new designs presented

While Halifax, Nova Scotia wouldn’t be thought of as a spot known for any modern architectural marvels, the coastal city drew international attention for just that half a decade ago. After the Halifax Central Library was opened, it won several architecture awards and was counted on many lists for top architecture and library design. And […]