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.
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.
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to include nearly three hundred fifty drawings, sketches, collages and models, many of which are previously unseen and unpublished.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.
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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