President Xi Jinping tours the Acropolis Museum during state visit
12 November 2019
President Xi Jinping of China visited the Acropolis Museum as part of an official visit to Athens. He was joined by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and voiced support for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles, noting the importance of preserving cultural heritage and artifacts in both Greece and China. President Xi is one of many state leaders who has toured the museum since it opened in 2009.
Largest project by Tschumi and team will open in 2022
10 October 2019
The 88,000m2 (1,000,000 sq. ft.) Center for Research and Education for Biology-Pharmacy-Chemistry in Paris-Saclay will open in 2022. Conceived by Bernard Tschumi Architects (BTuA) with Groupe-6 for the University Paris-Sud, the overall complex includes a 264-m long façade (800 ft.). The total budget is approximately 283 million euros and construction will involve over 1,000 collaborators led by Bouygues Construction.
Tschumi: A new museum in China?
27 August 2019
On August 27, 2019, Bernard Tschumi gave a lecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing and presented an early view of his latest design for an archaeological museum in Yinxu, together with an exhibition of selected projects.
The Acropolis Museum celebrates 10-year anniversary
20 June 2019
The Acropolis Museum’s anniversary coincides with the opening to the public of the 4,000-square meter archeological excavation of an ancient Athenian neighborhood, a major part underneath the building designed by Bernard Tschumi and his team. Celebrations include an orchestral concert by the composer Stavros Xarchakos, a photographic exhibition showing the marble craftsmen and their conservation of Greek monuments, and a lecture by Giovanni Verri on the polychromy of the Parthenon sculptures. Since its inauguration in 2009, the museum has welcomed over 14 million visitors.
Counter-tour: Bernard Tschumi’s Cut
31 January 2019
Bernard Tschumi presents an alternative reading of the exhibition Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths, curated by Sylvia Lavin, through a counter-tour. Counter-tours propose critical, subversive, and alternative visions of an exhibition through encounters with the perspectives of special guests who are equipped with a projector to digitally add objects and a black cloth to remove existing objects from the galleries.
MuséoParc in Alésia receives First Prize
21 January 2019
The French Ministry of Culture has just announced that the MuséoParc in Alésia, by Bernard Tschumi Architects received First Prize of the Patrimoines pour tous 2018 Award (Landmarks for all). The Prize awards cultural environments that succeed in establishing “a remarkable approach regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.”