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.
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.
New Books
04 August 2014
Several new books by Bernard Tschumi have been published in the spring and summer of 2014, to informally coincide with the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In addition to the exhibition catalogue, Architecture: Concept & Notation, a bestselling bilingual edition published by the Centre Pompidou, there are books on the Parc de la Villette, Tschumi’s sketches, and the Paris Zoo. The first book, published by Artifice Books in French and English, Tschumi Parc de la Villette is the first book by Tschumi to fully explore the park’s design in detail with essays by Tschumi, Anthony Vidler, and Jacques Derrida. Another book, Notations: Diagrams and Sequences, collects for the first time Bernard Tschumi’s sketches as a visual argument for concepts in architecture. Also published by Artifice Books, the title is released in separate editions in English and French. Finally, a book in French on the Paris Zoo is titled Architecture Zoo with photographs by Iwan Baan, published by Somogy. Also published is the first French-language edition of Architecture and Disjunction and a children’s book on the Parc de la Villette, Archicube.