Peter Popp and Emilia Margaretha
Integrative Transparency: Louvre-Lens by SANAA
After the Centre Pompidou in Metz, the most frequently visited museum in the world has also opted for expansion in a provincial area. The annex of the Louvre in the northern French city of Lens is intended to revitalise the structurally weak Nord-Pas de Calais region – but without blatantly imposing on it. The new museum was officially inaugurated by the President of France on 4 December 2012.