In 1977 Richard Rogers set up his architectural office after completing a prefabricated exposed steel structure gallery in France — Centre Pompidou. In 2020 he stepped down from his office with another prefabricated exposed steel structure gallery in France as his final project.
- Steel tube exoskeleton; prefabricated; space frame with Pratt trusses on sides; cantilevered from one side. Painted like the Golden Gate Bridge to make sure you could not miss it.
- Pivot; balancing point for the seesaw-like structure. The building touches the ground lightly on a single axis.
- Foundations; reinforced concrete.
- Retaining wall; reinforced concrete.
- Tension rods with fork heads; galvanised steel. Anchors structure to foundations.
- Cladding; steel panels; satin finish.
- Floor; poured resin; with recessed electrical sockets.
- Internal finish; white painted plasterboard. With structural expression delegated to the outside, inside is calm and pays respect to the exhibits and the view.
- Track lighting
- Glazing; 5×4 m, full-height; three panels, side panels fixed, middle panel sliding. Frames the view over the treetops towards Luberon hills on the horizon.
- Suspended access footbridge.
- HVAC system.
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