OMA to design Centre Pompidou art museum in New Jersey

Plan have been unveiled for a branch of the Centre Pompidou in New Jersey, designed by Rotterdam-based designed the Office of Metropolitan Architecture.

The project is the first expansion of the museum to be located in the US; other branches have been built in Brussels, Málaga and Hong Kong.

The plan is for a 5,400 sq m building, to be called "Centre Pompidou × Jersey City", sited next to Journal Square’s Port Authority Trans-Hudson station in the 1912 Pathside Building,.

The development will include exhibitions created from the Paris Centre Pompidou’s modern and contemporary art collection, and others specific to the location.

Steven Fulop, Jersey City’s mayor, said: "As the largest modern and contemporary art collection in Europe, the Centre Pompidou is the perfect partner to carry out our vision and solidify Journal Square as a regional anchor for the arts.

"When the Pathside building was slated for high-rise development, we saw a unique opportunity to change its trajectory to better serve the city as a museum and community centre. Today, that commitment is not only coming to fruition, but we’ve raised the bar with a tremendous international partnership that will bring world-class opportunities to Jersey City."

The museum is due to open in early 2024.

Images courtesy of OMA

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