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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.