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Will Pompidou extend its northern expansion?

Temporary outpost in Maubeuge will be in addition to the Pompidou-Metz

The Centre Pompidou in Paris plans to open a temporary satellite in the northern French town of Maubeuge close to the Belgian border, according to our sister paper Le Journal des Arts. The 3,000 sq. m outpost, designed by the architects Pierre Hebbelinck and Pierre de Wit, will be at the 17th-century Maubeuge Arsenal for four years. The cost of the project is €5.8m.

The town’s new mayor, Arnaud Decagny, of the centre right UMP party, has pledged up to €500,000 annually for the project. The mayor declined to comment on the project, and a Pompidou spokesman says that the project had not been confirmed.

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