palais de tokyo paris

Building: Palais de Tokyo

Location: Paris

Architect: Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal

Year of completion: 2002

Comments: Along with the Guggenheim Bilbao the Palais de Tokyo is one of the most influential buildings in the arts world of the last decade. Following its completion cities around the world suddenly wanted a Palais de Tokyo, a breeding ground for contemporary art and design where the city's creative people would gather to exchange ideas and engage in interdisciplinary cross fertilization. Except that this is not how it works. Cities have their own internal dynamics.

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