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Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean


Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Tim Culbert for I.M. Pei Architect



The Mudam was built at the old Fort Thüngen, near the Place de l’Europe, on the Kirchberg plateau. The museum bears a clear resemblance to previous Pei structures: angular geometry and use of steel and glass creates huge windows and skylights that flood the galleries with natural light. The glass palace was difficult to fill adequately, compounded by the extended absence of a permanent collection. Pei says of his plan: “The most important aspect that seduced me was the changing play between past and present, past and future.”

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