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
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.