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Chipperfield's Musée des Beaux-Arts Nixed for Being too Costly

Chipperfield's Musée des Beaux-Arts Nixed for Being too Costly
Chipperfield's Musée des Beaux-Arts Nixed for Being too Costly, Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

The French government has cancelled its £8 million contribution towards the £43 million Musée des Beaux-arts by David Chipperfield Architects, causing the Reims’ mayor to “shelve” the museum for being too costly. As reported by the Architects’ Journal, the funds will be reallocated towards the redevelopment of a recently closed sports complex. The museum, originally awarded to Chipperfield following an international competition, was intended to be built on an excavation area and display mediaeval relics. You can review the design, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Chipperfield's Musée des Beaux-Arts Nixed for Being too Costly" 03 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/563679/chipperfield-s-musee-des-beaux-arts-nixed-for-being-to-costly/> ISSN 0719-8884
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