Absolutely stunning builidng by Shigeru Ban. The roof structure of interwoven wood beams and steel was inspired by Chinese hats.

http://www.centrepompidou-metz.fr/

I’m not sure the roof and what it covers interact all that well – there is too much contrast between the materials to convey a unified program. I really do dig the organic flow of the roof – so much more elegant than anything Gehry can muster. (Click the picture to see more, from designboom.com).

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