Student Intervention at the Tschumi Pavilion
25 September 2017
The Tschumi Pavilion (built 1990) lives on with regular artists’ interventions taking advantage of the disorienting effect of the tilted floor and exploring issues of transparency/opacity and domesticity/urbanism.

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Parc de la Villette “20th Century Landmark”
09 May 2017
The Parc de la Villette, designed and built by Bernard Tschumi Architects, has just been designated a “ 20th Century Landmark” by French Culture Minister A. Azoulay for its architectural qualities and contributions to history and technology.
Installation for Pompeii and the Greeks by Bernard Tschumi
26 April 2017
On April 11, 2017, Bernard Tschumi Architects opened a redesigned exhibition gallery in the large palaestra of the archaeological excavations of the Pompeii ruins in Italy. The installation for the exhibition, also designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, celebrates the interaction between Ancient Greek and Roman art in the Pompeii region through a sequence of seven rooms, each in a different color.
Bernard Tschumi Architects Shortlisted for ArcelorMittal
07 April 2017
Bernard Tschumi Architects is one of the eight teams shortlisted by ArcelorMittal and the Fonds Kirchberg to compete in a two-phase process for ArcelorMittal’s European Headquarters in Luxembourg.

The building will become the new home of the largest steel company in the world and will accommodate offices as well as a conference center and restaurants.
President Barack Obama visits the New Acropolis Museum
20 November 2016
President Obama was given a private tour of the Acropolis Museum on Wednesday, November 16th. One of his comments was: “I love how the architect set this up so you could look at the Parthenon as you are looking at the Friezes. It’s beautiful.” President Obama is seen here with the Museum President, Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis. Watch part of the tour here.
Advertisements for Architecture by Bernard Tschumi in Barcelona
21 October 2016
The Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona is exhibiting Bernard Tschumi’s 1976-78 Advertisements for Architecture in 1000m2 of Desire, a major exhibition on architecture and sexuality.
Bernard Tschumi speaks in London
21 October 2016
Bernard Tschumi spoke at the Bartlett School of Architecture on September 28, 2016 as part of the 2016-17 International Lecture Series.
Rouen Concert Hall: Rouen Concert Hall among most significant buildings in the last 125 years
20 October 2016
The magazine Architectural Record just celebrated Bernard Tschumi’s Rouen Concert Hall as one of the top 125 buildings of the last 125 years!
Acropolis Museum named one of ten best museums in the world.
20 October 2016
Visitors voted Acropolis Museum in Athens among the top 10 institutions in the world according to the 2016 TripAdvisor’s Travelors’ Choice Awards.
On the Ramps...
14 May 2016
This May, the 2016 graduating class of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation celebrated with a special procession through the ramps of Columbia’s Lerner Hall student center (Bernard Tschumi Architects, 1994-1999).
Forthcoming: Bernard Tschumi Architects Retrospective Exhibition in Shanghai
29 January 2016
On March 12, 2016, Bernard Tschumi/Architecture: Concept and Notation, the retrospective exhibition, will open at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China. Featuring more than 35 projects, both built and unbuilt, the 10,000-square-foot display includes recent Chinese projects and a Chinese-language catalogue. The exhibition will remain open until June 19. The retrospective was first shown at Paris’s Centre Georges Pompidou in Spring-Summer 2014, and then at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, Switzerland in Spring-Summer 2015.
Eight Talks by Tschumi
25 January 2016
Bernard Tschumi will be giving the following talks in early 2016:

March 12, 2016: Power Station of Art (Shanghai)
March 17, 2016: Design for Tianjin Academic Forum (Tianjin)
March 30, 2016: Rio Salado Foundation Lecture, Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ)
April 25, 2016: Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels)

Other recent lectures:

October 17, 2015: Monterey Design Conference (Monterey, CA)
November 4, 2015: Cornell College of Art, Architecture and Plannning (Ithaca, NY)
November 14, 2015: Roland Barthes Colloquium, Collège de France (Paris)
December 6, 2015: Colloquium « Représenter l’Irreprésentable », Passage de Retz (Paris)
Parc Zoologique de Paris celebrated with 2015 Femmes Architectes Award
11 January 2016
On January 11 ARVHA, the Association for Research on Cities and Housing, celebrated the Parc Zoologique de Paris’ design by honoring Véronique Descharrières, partner at Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes, Paris, in the category “Original Work.”

The authors of the Paris Zoo are:

Architecture: Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes with Véronique Descharrières
Landscape: Atelier Jacqueline Osty
Renovations: Synthèse Architectes
In Process: Tianjin Exploratorium Under Construction
11 January 2016
Construction of a new 400,000-square-foot science and technology museum is currently under way in Tianjin, China. Called the Exploratorium, BTA’s design celebrates the historical and contemporary industrial achievements of the Tianjin Binhai region. Located in a former industrial neighborhood, the museum is a key part of a new cultural district that will include art facilities, theaters, and a city library, the latter designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV. So as to display rockets, helicopters, and other extremely large equipment, the Exploratorium features spectacular conical interior spaces, the largest of which is nearly twice the size of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Exploratorium will open to the public in mid-2017.
Completed: Vacheon Constantin Extension in Switzerland
01 December 2015
Late October 2015 saw the completion of a 200,000-square-foot expansion of the Vacheron Constantin Headquarters and Manufacturing Center outside of Geneva, adjacent to the landmark building designed by BTA and completed in 2005. The new two-story building greatly increases production and office space for Switzerland’s oldest watchmaking company. The structure continues the architectural vocabulary of the original building, featuring a curved metal roof unfurling over a glass curtain wall, while establishing a distinct presence through its low profile and angular shape.
Saved: Jean Tschumi's Sandoz Laboratories
01 November 2015
The first building by Jean Tschumi (1904-1962) in Orleans, France has been saved by a coordinated international preservation effort. Designed and built between 1947 and 1953, the pharmaceutical center had been slated for demolition but was preserved by a three year-long effort led by local residents and Bernard Tschumi with the support of major French and international architects and historians, including Herzog and De Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Claude Parent, Christain de Portzamparc, Odile Decq, Rudy Ricciotti, Barry Bergdoll, and Kenneth Frampton, among others. With its impressive concrete structure, Jean Tschumi’s building is being restored and repurposed as an “incubator center” for digital technologies, demonstrating the adaptive re-use of significant 20th-century structures.
Bernard Tschumi Drawings and Prints Escape Five-Alarm Fire
23 October 2015
On Monday October 19, 2015, at about 3 a.m., 250 New York City firefighters were called to battle a five-alarm fire at 221 West 17th Street in Manhattan – a vacant building under construction adjacent to BTA’s headquarters. The fire raged for four hours, engulfing the building’s fourth, fifth and sixth floors before being extinguished just before 7 a.m.

For safety concerns, the building housing Bernard Tschumi’s office and loft was evacuated for over 24 hours. Tschumi’s archive of original drawings and prints, assembled for the architect’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2014 and recently returned from a subsequent exhibition at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, had been stored less than eight feet from the inferno!

We are happy to report that the office and drawings were undamaged by the fire and that no one was injured in the blaze.
Bernard Tschumi Architects Receives Lignum Award
08 October 2015
Bernard Tschumi Architects received the prestigious Lignum Award, honoring the best buildings in Switzerland using wood, for Carnal Hall at Le Rosey. Carnal Hall features the first philharmonic concert hall of its size which repurposes modest, utilitarian Oriented Strand Board (OSB) wood—typically used on construction sites—to achieve world-class acoustics on budget.
Tschumi Pavilion Celebrates 25th Anniversary
23 September 2015
On Saturday, September 26th, Bernard Tschumi will visit Groningen, The Netherlands to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tschumi Pavilion. Originally designed in 1990 as a temporary structure for “What a Wonderful World,” a local art and architecture festival, the popular pavilion has become an important forum for the city, hosting a series of site-specific installations by contemporary artists.

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On Show
16 September 2015
Following the most recent version of Bernard Tschumi’s retrospective at SAM Basel, a comprehensive version of the original Centre Pompidou exhibition will be opening at the Shanghai Power Station in March 2016. Tschumi’s work is also featured in the following exhibitions:

Homage to Le Corbusier, Villa “Le Lac” Le Corbusier (through September 27, 2015)
A History, Art, Architecture and Design, From the 1980’s to Today (through January 11, 2016)
WHO Geneva Headquarters by Jean Tschumi to be Expanded
15 June 2015
Berrel Berrel Kräutler has won the major competition after being selected from over 250 firms, including Rudy Ricciotti, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Kengo Kuma, Henning Larsen, David Adjaye, and WORKac. The winning design for the World Health Organization Headquarters expansion is connected by passageway to the Main Building, the competition-winning design by Jean Tschumi completed in 1966. The building features many applications similar to that of Tschumi’s original building, and opens the complex to its natural surroundings.
Bernard Tschumi Retrospective Opens at the Swiss Architecture Museum
15 May 2015
Bernard Tschumi. Architecture: Concept and Notation, the first European retrospective exhibition of the work of architect, educator, and theorist Bernard Tschumi, is now on view at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, Switzerland through August 23, 2015. The exhibition opened with a special preview on Friday, May 8 and a conversation between Tschumi and Basel-based architect Jacques Herzog on Monday, May 11.
The Basel showing , directed by Hubertus Adam, is an edited version of the larger exhibition of the same name organized by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France in 2014 under co-directors Frédéric Migayrou and Aurélien Lemonier.
Bernard Tschumi Architects wins the 2015 Architizer A+ Award for the Le Rosey Concert Hall
14 April 2015
The Le Rosey Concert Hall was voted by the Architizer Jury as best among the Hall/Theater category. Located in Rolle, Switzerland, the state of the art philharmonic hall responds to major sustainability goals with measures including natural mechanical ventilation and use of recycled OSB compressed wood.
The Piranesi Prix de Rome 2015 for Career Achievement awarded to Bernard Tschumi
20 March 2015
Bernard Tschumi Architects is pleased to announce that the Piranesi Prix de Rome 2015, recognizing career achievement in architecture, has been awarded to Bernard Tschumi by the Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia and the Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia di Roma.

The award ceremony took place in Rome on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at the Casa dell’Architettura Acquario Romano. The event included a keynote lecture presented by Bernard Tschumi, focused specifically on the Acropolis Museum in Athens (2009) and on the issues surrounding the relationship between theory and design in Tschumi's professional and academic work.

The previous recipients of the Piranesi Prix de Rome are David Chipperfield, Peter Eisenman, Rafael Moneo and Guido Canali.
Architectural Concepts: Red is Not a Color published in Chinese
01 February 2015
Bernard Tschumi’s Architectural Concepts: Red is Not a Color(Rizzoli, 2012) is now available in Chinese. It is published by the Publishing House of the Electronics Industry.
Bernard Tschumi Architects announced as finalist in Guangzhou Museum competition
26 January 2015
After a public exhibition and consultation, Bernard Tschumi has been named one of the three finalists in the competition to design the new 80,000 m² Guangzhou Museum in Guangzhou, China.
Seven Talks by Tschumi
22 January 2015
After SciArc in Los Angeles and The Architectural League in New York this past fall, Bernard Tschumi will give five talks at the beginning of 2015 on Concept and Notation:

January 23: University of North Carolina, Charlotte
February 25: Princeton University, Princeton
February 27: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
March 27: Washington University in St. Louis
April 24: Brown University, New Providence

Tschumi will also give the following talks:

February 4: Paris, Cité de l’Architecture, Transformations
March 9: London, Royal Academy (avec Jacques Gubler), sur Jean Tschumi
Paris Zoo Named Most Emblematic of 2014
08 January 2015
France’s largest architecture magazine, Le Moniteur, has named the Paris Zoological Park designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects with Véronique Descharrières for new architecture and Atelier Jacqueline Osty for landscape, as one of the five most emblematic constructions in the nation for 2014. Other recipients include the Louis Vuitton Foundation by Frank Gehry and the Soulages Museum by RCR Arquitectos.

The Zoo was also among the 2014 projects rewarded by the AIA New York State.
Le Rosey Opening
25 August 2014
Carnal Hall, the new concert venue and center for art and culture at Le Rosey, the prestigious Swiss boarding school, will open in an inaugural performance on October 2, 2014, in Rolle. Tschumi’s design for the project consists of a low stainless steel dome over a rectangular wood concert hall and is a strikingly contemporary addition to the historical campus.
New Hague Passage
10 August 2014
Opening the 18th of September 2014, the New Hague Passage, to be called De Passage in Dutch, is Bernard Tschumi Architects’ first built project in the Hague. The new building is built around an interior passage, which connects to the 19th century passage at the north end, and the busy Grotemarkstraat at the South. The complex contains a hotel and retail shopping on two levels in an 11,500 square-meter complex. The building’s distinctive blue and white tiles and free-form fenestration create a contemporary expression that mediates between old and new in the historic city.
New Books
04 August 2014
Several new books by Bernard Tschumi have been published in the spring and summer of 2014, to informally coincide with the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In addition to the exhibition catalogue, Architecture: Concept & Notation, a bestselling bilingual edition published by the Centre Pompidou, there are books on the Parc de la Villette, Tschumi’s sketches, and the Paris Zoo. The first book, published by Artifice Books in French and English, Tschumi Parc de la Villette is the first book by Tschumi to fully explore the park’s design in detail with essays by Tschumi, Anthony Vidler, and Jacques Derrida. Another book, Notations: Diagrams and Sequences, collects for the first time Bernard Tschumi’s sketches as a visual argument for concepts in architecture. Also published by Artifice Books, the title is released in separate editions in English and French. Finally, a book in French on the Paris Zoo is titled Architecture Zoo with photographs by Iwan Baan, published by Somogy. Also published is the first French-language edition of Architecture and Disjunction and a children’s book on the Parc de la Villette, Archicube.
Bernard Tschumi Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Centre Pompidou
28 April 2014
Bernard Tschumi’s retrospective exhibition documenting 40 years of theoretical and built work opened on April 28, 2014 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The museum presents the first major retrospective of the work Bernard Tschumi in Europe. Working closely with the architect, the exhibition is to include nearly three hundred fifty drawings, sketches, collages and models, many of which are previously unseen and unpublished.

With exhibition design by the architect, the original works are supplemented by documents, artifacts, and films placing the work in cultural and historical context. Through built works and theoretical exercises, the exhibit explores the transformational process of an idea or concept in the evolution of an architectural project. The exhibition documents for the first time the Bernard Tschumi’s process as much as his finished works.

The exhibition highlights the three sections of Tschumi’s work, consisting of the architect as theorist, cultural prescriber, and builder. The work is developed thematically and chronologically through five thematic periods in the exhibition (space and event; program and superimposition; vectors and envelopes; concept, context, and content; and Concept-Form/'>concept-form).

The exhibition will be open to the public April 30 – July 28, 2014.
Pompidou Exhibition Catalogue
17 April 2014
Bernard Tschumi’s work will be documented in a comprehensive exhibition catalogue, published in French and in English by the Centre Pompidou in conjunction with Tschumi’s solo show this spring. The 256-page volume features essays, projects, texts, and historical and archival material, and is the first major monograph on Tschumi’s work to be published in France. The book is set to be released on April 23rd, and preorders can be made here. From the publisher:

“Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of the work of Bernard Tschumi at the Centre Pompidou, this catalogue retraces key moments in the architect’s practice. Abundantly illustrated, it argues two fundamental points at the center of Tschumi’s work. First, architecture must be made out of ideas and concepts before becoming form. Second, it cannot be dissociated from the events and movement of the bodies that inhabit it. In consequence, architecture demands new modes of notation to construct an architectural language capable of embodying the interactions between space, event, and movement."
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ACSA Keynote Address in Miami
12 April 2014
Bernard Tschumi delivers one of two keynote addresses (with Zaha Hadid) at the 102nd Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting. Tschumi’s talk was held on the upper level of 1111 Lincoln Road, the parking garage by Herzog & De Meuron in Miami Beach, Florida, followed by a reception. At the event, Mr. Tschumi received the Gold Medal Award from Tau Sigma Delta honor society for architecture.
Opening of the Zoo
27 March 2014
After being closed for five years, the renovated and re-imagined Zoo de Vincennes in Paris will open on April 12. With buildings designed by Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes with Véronique Descharrières, the completely transformed zoo will house animals from French-speaking territories divided into five different biozones designed by Atelier Jacqueline Osty and Partners. The focus of the redesign puts greater emphasis on natural habitat, so as to provide a better platform for the zoo’s pedagogical and ecological agenda.
Centre Pompidou Exhibition Announced
12 March 2014
Following exhibitions devoted to the work of Jean Nouvel, Thom Mayne, Richard Rogers, and Dominique Perrault, the Centre Pompidou will host the first major European retrospective of the architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi. The exhibition, which opens to the public on April 30th and runs through July 28th, showcases some three hundred and fifty drawings, sketches, collages, and models, many of them never shown previously. The installation designed by the architect also features archival documents and films. On view will be over thirty projects in Europe, the United States, China, and the Middle East, including the new Parc Zoologique de Paris, scheduled for inauguration shortly before the exhibition opens. more
Symposium at Yale
21 February 2014
Bernard Tschumi participates in a symposium at the Yale School of Architecture, titled Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation. Tschumi lectures on modes of notation and paperless studios and the digital transition that happened during the 1990s at Columbia and elsewhere. Other symposium participants included Greg Lynn, Peter Eisenman, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Charles Jencks, and Frédéric Mirgaryou.
MAAXI Lecture for Anima
07 February 2014
Bernard Tschumi lectures at the MAAXI in Rome about the ANIMA cultural center planned for Grottammare, his first commission in Italy.
Postal van attacked, Tschumi drawing disappears.
21 November 2013
On Monday October 7th, a postal van with a Tschumi drawing prepared for a charity auction for les Architectes de l’Urgence at the Arsenal in Paris, was attacked at Roissy Airport and the drawing was stolen. Any information welcome!
AIA Lecture Richmond
07 November 2013
Bernard Tschumi Delivers the keynote lecture at the Architecture Exchange East in Richmond, Virginia sponsored by the Virginia Society AIA.
Chronomanifestes Exhibition Opens in Toulouse
27 September 2013
Part of the program commemorating its 30th anniversary, the FRAC Centre invited Bernard Tschumi to design an exhibition from the museum collections, presented at the FRAC Abattoirs in Toulouse in fall 2013 and the FRAC Centre in Orléans starting in May 2014.

Designed by Bernard Tschumi as a series of manifestos on the city and the radical architecture of our time, the exhibition and its catalog start with a simple observation: there can be no architecture without a concept or overarching idea that drives it: architecture is the materialization of concepts. Each of the artists presented presents at one point a clear concept, a vision of the city and architecture today. Concept precedes form.
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Zoo to Open in One Year
14 May 2013
The committee behind the redesign and reconstruction of the Paris Zoo announce that the work will be complete in exactly 1 year. A ceremonial event was held on May 14, 2013 for press and dignitaries.
The Times of London recommends the Acropolis Museum
11 May 2013
The Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects was listed as #3 on a list of best 50 museums in the world, assembled by the Times of London, following only the Smithsonian and the British Museum.
Bernard Tschumi and Thom Mayne
10 May 2013
On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition, Everything Loose Will Land at the MAK Center, located in the historic Schindler House and Studio in Los Angeles, Bernard Tschumi and Thom Mayne engaged in a debate moderated by Sylvia Lavin drawing on themes from the exhibition, discusssing the historical influences of art and architecture since the 1970s in Los Angeles and in their respective work.
Bernard Tschumi at MoMA
01 April 2013
Currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, are the following works by Bernard Tschumi:

9+1 Ways of Being Political


The Manhattan Transcripts, excerpts 1976-81
Le Fresnoy Cinematic Trusses 1992

Deconstructivist Architecture: 25 Years Later

Parc de la Villette models and drawings 1982-1986
Bernard Tschumi lectures at Harvard and the AA
28 March 2013
Bernard Tschumi will lecture on his new book at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 28 and at the Architectural Association in London on April 24, 2013.
Bernard Tschumi, National Academy
26 February 2013
At a ceremony on February 26, 2013, in New York the National Academy elected Bernard Tschumi as one of their members, together with Steven Holl, Robert Gober, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman, and others.
Cultural Center in Italy
20 February 2013
Bernard Tschumi Architects presents the new ANIMA cultural center in Italy. Located on the Adriatic Coast, near Grottammare/San Benedetto, the 15,000 m2 includes a 1500-seat multifunction hall, large rooms for art, music, performance, and meeting spaces. Presentation ceremonies were held in Grottammare, together with the Mayor and the President of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno.
The Ruins of Modernity
07 February 2013
Bernard Tschumi participates in a panel discussion, The Ruins of Modernity, at NYU’s Kimmel Center with Peter Eisenman, Reinhold Martin, and Joan Ockman.
Deconstructivism at MoMA
22 January 2013
Bernard Tschumi and Peter Eisenman look back at some of the misconceptions around Deconstructivism in honor of the 25th anniversary of MoMA’s seminal exhibition in 1988 with Mark Wigley and Barry Bergdoll, followed by a book signing in MoMA’s Lauder Lobby.
Architecture Books Discussion at Columbia University
29 November 2012
A conversation about architecture books will be hosted at Columbia’s GSAPP on November 29th at 6:30pm. Bernard Tschumi will be discussing his recent book, Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color with Alejandro Zaera-Polo, whose own book, The Sniper’s Log, is also being released this fall. The event will be held at Wood Auditorium in Columbia’s Avery Hall.
Bernard Tschumi at FIAF
14 November 2012
A discussion with Bernard Tschumi is to be hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and moderated by Michael Boodro, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Décor magazine. The talk will be held at FIAF’s Tinker Auditorium, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue) on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the FIAF website. A book signing will follow the discussion.
Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color Released
30 October 2012
Today Rizzoli releases Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color, the first comprehensive monograph on architect Bernard Tschumi. Part monograph, part work of architectural theory, part novel, the book narrates a journey through a personal history of architecture and architectural ideas in five parts. Intertwining theory and practice, hypothetical studies and built projects, Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color presents an architectural perspective and the conceptual strategies behind each work, discussing architecture in an original way: as a balance of images and story that offers a new perspective on the architecture book and redefines the monograph. Designed by 2x4, the book is now available in bookstores and online vendors. more
Derrida Conference Opens
25 October 2012
AoD Architecture of Disjunction: The Specter of Jacques Derrida, an International Scientific Conference organized by the University of Belgrade Faculty of Architecture, is held in Serbia from the 25th to the 27th of October. Participants include Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman, Mark Wigley, Jeffrey Kipnis, Catherine Ingraham, Ljiljana Blagojević, Marguerite Derrida, and others.
Common Ground
07 June 2012
Bernard Tschumi exhibits four new panels based on his Advertisements for Architecture series from 1976 as part of the Common Ground exhibition at the Venice Biennale, curated by David Chipperfield. The new panels show a series of diptychs with slogans that relate to issues on contemporary architectural practice.
Vacheron-Constantin Extension
25 May 2012
Bernard Tschumi Architects has been commissioned to design a 100,000 square-foot (10,000m2) extension of the Vacheron-Constantin factory and headquarters building, also designed by the firm and completed in 2005 near Geneva.
Jean Tschumi Remembered
23 May 2012
The work of Jean Tschumi (1904-1962) is celebrated in Orleans, France. An exhibition prepared by Jacques Gubler and curated by Elke Mittmann opens at the Maison de l’Architecture in Orleans, with a lecture by Jacques Gubler at the Orleans Mediatheque. A colloquium on the preservation of 20th century architecture will take place on June 12, moderated by Richard Scoffier with Dominique Lyon, Francis Soler, Bernard Tschumi and Docomomo activist Agnes Cailliau; it will discuss possible scenarios of reuse of Jean Tschumi’s first building, the Sandoz Laboratories in Orleans (1948-1953).
Le Rosey Groundbreaking
15 May 2012
Construction begins on the new performance center to be called Carnal Hall at the Swiss boarding school Le Rosey in Rolle.
Concept and Material
09 April 2012
Bernard Tschumi lectures at IIT in Chicago on the subject of Concept and Material in Architecture.
Red/Read Storefront Benefit
29 March 2012
Bernard Tschumi and Barbara Kruger are honored as part of the annual spring benefit for Storefront for Art and Architecture featuring a silent auction of artworks held in the historic lobby of the Woolworth Building. The evening also featured a performance on the roof, which was lit with red lights for the occasion.
Alésia Museum First Phase Inauguration
19 March 2012
Part of a museum complex designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, a new interpretive center on the site of the historic Battle of Alésia will open in a formal ceremony on March 22, 2012. Located in Burgundy, France, the building marks the position of the Roman army, under Julius Caesar, and its encampment surrounding the Gauls under Vercingetorix in 52 B.C. The building will be open to the public starting on March 26th. more
Groundbreaking Ceremonies
02 December 2011
Two groundbreaking ceremonies are taking place this fall for projects designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects: on October 26 in the Hague, for the Nieuwe Haagse Passage, a shopping arcade with a 200-room hotel in the historical city center, and on December 7 for the Paris Zoo, a € 110M redesign of the old Zoo de Vincennes.
Recent Lectures
01 December 2011
Bernard Tschumi lectured in October in Aachen, Germany, at the “rethinking Mies” conference on the occasion of the architect’s 125th birthday. Other recent talks include a symposium at Columbia University, New York, titled “What Happened to the Architectural Manifesto” and a lecture at the “Image de Ville” Conference at the Cité de l’architecture & du Patrimoine on the subject of “The Street,” both in November.
Upcoming Exhibitions
28 November 2011
The Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects will be featured as a part an exhibition of the Mies Foundation 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture selections in London, at the Roca Gallery from November 28 to January 27, 2012. BTA’s competition entry for the EDF Saclay Research headquarters was also featured in an exhibition in Paris at the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine during November. On January 25, 2012, Bernard Tschumi Architects will show for the first time in the US their project for the Carnal Hall Concert Center in Rolle, near Geneva, Switzerland, at the Biennial of the National Academy of Design, in New York City.
Paris Zoo Groundbreaking
29 September 2011
The $125 million renovation and redesign of the Paris Zoo begins construction in Paris. Partners on the project are: Chrysalis, Ateliers Jacqueline Osty (landscape), Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes with Véronique Descharrières (architecture), Groupe Synthèse.
Chicago Athenaeum Award
12 August 2011
The Acropolis Museum, by Bernard Tschumi Architects, received a 2011 American Architecture Award conferred by the Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Other winners included works by Steven Holl Architects, Morphosis, and S.O.M, among others. The full list of award winners is available at www.chi-athenaeum.com.
Tschumi Receives Honorary Doctorate
01 July 2011
Bernard Tschumi accepts an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London at Convocation Day Ceremonies at the Royal Albert Hall.
Glass Video Gallery wins Dutch Award for Public Art
22 June 2011
The Glass Video Gallery in Groningen, now known as the Tschumipaviljoen, has won the Groningse Straatkunstprijs (Public Art Award Groningen). The award was presented to Marinus de Vries, the Chairman of the Foundation, in recognition of the space as an exhibition platform for large public art projects.
Bernard Tschumi Lectures in Athens on the Acropolis Museum
21 May 2011
Bernard Tschumi delivers a lecture on the design and construction of the Acropolis Museum in a colloquium at the Benaki Museum in Athens.
Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi in Conversation
18 May 2011
Bernard Tschumi speaks in conversation with Rem Koolhaas at his alma-mater, the ETH in Zurich, on recent developments in architecture, concepts and theory vs. practice, and globalization.
Louis Kahn Lecture in Philadelphia
20 April 2011
Bernard Tschumi will give the 2011 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture on Thursday, May 5, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, sponsored by the AIA Philadelphia Center for Architecture.
“When architects are not scared of the void?”
20 April 2011
Lecture by Bernard Tschumi, Friday April 29th, 5:30pm at the Cité de l’Architecture et due Patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot, in Paris.
The Acropolis Museum shortlisted for the 2011 European Union Prize for Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011
29 March 2011
The Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects is one of six finalists for the 2011 the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, also known as the Mies van der Rohe Award. The prize is awarded every two years to an architectural work in Europe that highlights excellence in contemporary building. Previous winners include works by Rafel Moneo, Peter Zumthor, OMA, and Dominique Perrault, among others. The winner will be announced in a ceremony on June 20th at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.
Acropolis Museum AIA Honor Award
08 January 2011
The American Institute of Architects has recognized Bernard Tschumi Architects and the Acropolis Museum in Athens with a 2011 Honor Award for Architecture, one of the top prizes in the field. Ten projects are selected each year for the award. “The building rotates in plan to fit the site while the archeology still remaining does not try to be an overstatement and compete with the Acropolis,” remarked the jury in comments. Other recipients included the AT&T Performing Arts Center by REX and OMA, the Diana Center at Barnard College by Wiess/Manfredi and the Vanke Center by Steven Holl. The award will be presented in a formal ceremony at the AIA convention in New Orleans in May.
Glass Video Gallery 20th Anniversary
03 December 2010
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his Glass Video Gallery, Bernard Tschumi lectures at the Forum Images Hereplein in Groningen in the Netherlands, just across from the repurposed gallery, on the materialization of concepts in architecture. The Pavilion, originally intended to display video art, was built in 1990 as a part of the exhibition “What a Wonderful World” featuring public architecture installations by Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, and Coop Himmelblau. The Gallery, since renamed the Tschumipaviljoen, has become a part of the permanent collection of the Groninger Museum, and is now a venue for contemporary art installations. Visit Site.
Jean Tschumi Drawings Exhibited at MoMA
10 November 2010
Works by Jean Tschumi are currently on view as part of the exhibition “Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture” at the Museum of Modern Art. A selection of about ten drawings of the elder Tschumi’s work are exhibited, including his Stockholm master plan competition entry (1932) and the Nestle Headquarters in Vevey (1960), highlighting his contribution to international modernism. Also on view is a pair of slides by Bernard Tschumi which comment on form in architecture. The exhibition will be on view until May 30, 2011.
Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne
28 October 2010
Bernard Tschumi Architects, working with Arup, New York, are selected to compete for the new Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland. Other competing teams include Souto Moura Arquitectos, Kengo KUMA & Associates, Allied Works Architecture, Harry Gugger Studio, Caruso St John Architects, and Gigon/Guyer Architekten.
Vision for Chile’s Third Century at the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art
23 October 2010
23 October, 2010, Santiago, Chile. Bernard Tschumi Architects unveiled a proposal for the city of Santiago as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art titled “SCL-2110”, exploring the potential for the urban landscape of the city in the coming century. Other participants include LOT-EK, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Roselee Goldberg and Vito Acconci, among other national and international contributors. The exhibition was organized and curated by Chilean architect and academic Rodrigo Tisi. more
Event-Cities 4 Book Launch
17 October 2010
The official book launch of Event-Cities 4 will be at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York on November 12th, featuring a conversation between Peter Cook and Bernard Tschumi.
Import/Export: Bernard Tschumi lectures on Architecture and Cinema
14 October 2010
Tschumi lectures on the topic of “Architecture et Cinema” at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris-Malaquais, in Paris.
Performance Center by Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes (BTuA) inaugurated in Bordeaux/Cenon
06 October 2010
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010: A new state-of-the-art music venue by Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes (BTuA) opened its doors with a 24-hour-long marathon concert of performances of music from around the world on Friday, September 24th, including a Senegalese opera sung in French and Wolof. The new center in the Bordeaux suburb of Cenon cost just under 17 million Euros and will draw aficionados from around the region as well as having national significance as a center for world music. The new performance center is the realization of a commission won from a design competition in 2006. more
Event-Cities 4 Book Release at SCI-Arc
06 October 2010
Bernard Tschumi launches Event-Cities 4 on the west coast on the occasion of his lecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
Bernard Tschumi Architects Selected to Design New Performing Arts Building for Le Rosey
16 July 2010
Bernard Tschumi Architects has won an international invited competition to design a new center for the performing arts at Institut Le Rosey, the renowned boarding school in Switzerland. The new building will be named Carnal Hall after the school’s founder, Paul Carnal. more
Legion of Honor
07 July 2010
The Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand awarded Bernard Tschumi the Legion of Honor at the rank of Officer in a ceremony at the Ministry in Paris, France.
New Acropolis Museum Celebrates First Anniversary
25 June 2010
More than two million people have visited the new Acropolis Museum during its first year of operation, according to figures presented by the museum to mark the first anniversary since its public opening on June 20, 2009.
Architecture Festival, Rome
10 June 2010
Tschumi lectures on current works, including the New Acropolis Museum as part of the Architecture Festival at MAXXI (The National Museum for 21st Century Art).
Exhibition of Early Works in Paris
07 June 2010
“Archi & BD” (Architecture and Comics – the City, Illustrated) presents to a large audience relations between architecture and comic strips. Among works exhibited are one excerpt from the Manhattan Transcripts and one Advertisement for Architecture by Bernard Tschumi. June through November at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris.
Public and Private, New York
18 May 2010
Bernard Tschumi and Thom Mayne present recent work on the subject of public and private at the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation Forum at the McGraw Hill Auditorium. Robert Campbell moderates.
Tschumi Lectures in Paris
31 March 2010
Bernard Tschumi gives a talk on recent museums, including the Acropolis Museum, at the Fondation Suisse/Pavillon Le Corbusier à la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
New Website
01 March 2010
Bernard Tschumi Architects launches a new website designed by New York-based Project Projects.
Renovation of the Paris Zoo
24 February 2010
Presentation by the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, with Valérie Pécresse, Ministre de l’Enseignement Superior et de la Recherche , Bertrand-Pierre Galey, Directeur général du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Chantal Jouanno, Secrétaire d’Etat chargée de l’Ecologie, Yves Gabriel, Président-directeur général de Bouygues Construction (representing Chrysalis), and Lyne Cohen-Solal, Adjointe au Maire de Paris. Project by the Chrysalis Group, Jacqueline Osty Associés, landscape architecture, Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes, with Véronique Descharrières (BTuA), Synthése Group.
Now or Never, Harvard
23 February 2010
Bernard Tschumi lectures at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design on the topic, “Architecture: Now or Never.”
1970s Recollection and Rebellion
18 February 2010
Bernard Tschumi appears in a panel discussion on the decade in architecture at the Barbican Gallery in London with Peter Cook, Ron Arad, Charles Jencks, and Brett Steele. Event Details.
Contemplating the Void
12 February 2010
Bernard Tschumi and 200 other architects were invited to present works that interpret and celebrate the architecture of the Guggenheim’s central gallery on the occasion of the Museum’s 50th anniversary. Selections will be on view in an exhibition titled “Contemplating the Void: Interventions at the Guggenheim Museum” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from February 12 to April 28, 2010.
La Roche-sur-Yon Opens in Formal Ceremony
06 February 2010
A public ceremony inaugurates a footbridge in la Roche-sur-Yon, France designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects and Hugh Dutton Associates. The bridge's cylindrical structure aims to express the loads and stresses on the bridge while creating an original and contemporary statement for a town promoting the arrival of TGV train service to the coast.
MoMA Acquires Jean Tschumi Drawings
20 January 2010
Bernard Tschumi has donated forty-three drawings by his father, Swiss architect Jean Tschumi (1904-1962), to the Architecture and Design Department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). more
Acropolis Museum Visitors
05 September 2009
The Acropolis Museum receives 500,000 visitors in its first two months open to the public.
New Acropolis Museum Opens
20 June 2009
The New Acropolis Museum opens in a formal ceremony for dignitaries and VIPs.
Alesia Contruction Begins
01 May 2009
Construction begins on an Interpretive Center in Alesia, France. The location of the museum marks an archaeological site and battlefield where Julius Caesar defeated the Gauls in 52 BC.
La Roche-sur-Yon Consturction Update
01 April 2009
Installation of a footbridge begins in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Designed with Hugh Dutton Associates, the bridge is expected to open in late 2009.
Bordeaux-Cenon Construction Continues
08 March 2009
Construction continues on a cultural center and performance venue in Bordeaux-Cenon, France, to open in early 2010.
New Acropolis Museum to Open
01 February 2009
The new Acropolis Museum will open in an invitation-only formal ceremony for world leaders, dignitaries, and special guests on June 20th. A press preview will be held on June 19th. The museum will open to the general public for the first time on Sunday, June 21st, allowing visitors to see the full collection of the Acropolis treasures in one location.