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.

Image: Shift Architecture Urbanism/René de Wit
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.