Friday, June 27, 2008

The Nemo


Architect Renzo Piano, who won the Pritzker Prize a few years ago, designed the children's science museum, aka The Nemo, in Amsterdam. A drawbridge went up before me as I headed for the green structure, and I saw a boat pass by; its sleek lines and its hefty metal anchor eerily echoed Piano's structure...
Make sure to check in again this weekend, as I'll post on an outstanding African photography exhibition.

14 comments:

Laura said...

I love this building - and don't love so much Renzo PIano's Georges Pompidou Modern Art Museum in Paris ...

marie said...

oh wow!

A World in a PAN said...

I like the name, a captain that leads children to explorations ...

Anonymous said...

Oh interesting I didn't know that he did the Pompidou in Paris (thanks Laura;)...which I have to admit I love...
But I always find the architecture for museums or science centres etc...always to be a love or hate thing for the public.
nancy

Mary-Laure said...

WORLD IN A PAN = yes I agree it's a fabulous name for a fabulous building.

NANCY - actually, the Centre Pompidou was designed by Renzo Piano in collaboration with Richard Rogers.
(FYI - Laura's my mom......)

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Anonymous said...

oh she's your mum! (salutations are in order...) how fabulous and hip of her to have a blog and to know also who was the architect :0
nancy

Anonymous said...

love the pictures. great building.

enc said...

I love your perspectives.

Rita O said...

Great blog. And fun too.

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - yep, my mom's The Best.

ENC - thanks! I really tried to take pics that were different from the ones you find in all the tourist guides, you know...

RITA O - thank you, I hope you'll visit again soon for some more international fun.

Hila said...

Wow, that's amazing!

design for mankind. said...

OH GOSH-- it's gorgeous.

jean-louis said...

Pour moi le musee G. Pompidou sera toujours par sa structure une affreuse raffinerie implantee dans ce magnifique quartier que j'ai connu avant et qui ne meritait pas CA....