Architectural Association Mark Cousins Annual Lecture
21 October 2022
Bernard Tschumi returns to the AA in London to deliver the inaugural Mark Cousins Annual Lecture. This newly established event commemorates the legacy of Mark Cousins, the school’s influential history and theory tutor. The talk reflects on the role of history as interpreted by historians and architects within architectural education along with issues of context in the firm’s projects. For more info:
Début Chantier/Groundbreaking of the Centre Sciences & Entrepreneurship
11 October 2022
Bernard Tschumi Architects is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the Center for Sciences and Entrepreneurship (CSE) for the Swiss international Institute Le Rosey. The CSE is a new state-of-the-art facility with five levels of classrooms, laboratories, and programs to support student innovation, including a Maker’s Lab, Start-up Incubator Space, and Pitch Room all organized around a grand atrium with a sculptural spiral staircase. The CSE joins the Carnal Hall completed by Bernard Tschumi Architects for the campus in 2014; it is planned to open 2025. For more info:
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II at the Parc de la Villette
09 September 2022
In 1992, Queen Elizabeth II toured some of Paris’s Grands Projets including the Parc de la Villette as part of an official state visit. Here, Bernard Tschumi is pictured explaining the concepts of the new urban park to the royal guest.
Contextualizing Concepts at the University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design
31 August 2022
Bernard Tschumi delivered the opening lecture of the Fall 2022 semester at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. The talk, “Contextualizing Concepts,” explored several of the office’s projects via the lens of context and how an architectural concept can be both derived from and materialized through a particular site.

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Binhai Science Museum receives Special Mention in Architizer A+ Awards
10 June 2022
The Binhai Science Museum in Tianjin received a Special Mention in Architizer’s A+ Awards in the category of Architecture +Metal category.

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Lecture on Site-Specific Concepts in Beirut
26 May 2022
Bernard Tschumi delivered a public video lecture on Site-Specific Concepts for the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Université de Balamand. The presentation focused on the juxtaposition and dialogue between the old and new, and how contextual constraints can lead to architectural invention.
Dezeen Deconstructivist Architecture series
03 May 2022
Bernard Tschumi Architects is featured in many articles in Dezeen’s series examining the legacy of the 1988 Deconstructivist Architecture exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The influential show with projects by Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, Daniel Libeskind, Frank Gehry, and Coop Himmelb(l)au introduced a group of radical designers who shared not so much a style as a dissatisfaction with the status quo and an interest in the 20th-century avant-garde. Dezeen features numerous interviews with several of the original architects.

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Talk for Dallas Architecture Forum
20 January 2022
As part of the Dallas Architecture Forum’s lecture series, Bernard Tschumi presents old and new projects.
BTA Designs Hyperbolic Paraboloid Tent for the Parc de la Villette
01 January 2022
In conjunction with the opening of spaces for circus arts located in the northwest of the Parc de la Villette (1982-1998), Bernard Tschumi Architects designed a ticket tent situated on the podium of Folie L4 (originally a music venue). The tent needed to have an iconic presence and meet strict functional and budgetary requirements, while taking into account contextual constraints.

The HyperTent is the smallest project ever carried out by Bernard Tschumi Architects.

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