Bernard Tschumi at the Centre Pompidou

From April 30, 2014 to July 28, 2014
  • Bernard Tschumi portrait

    Bernard Tschumi portrait

    © Martin Mai

  • Bernard Tschumi Le Fresnoy vue de l'entre deux 1994

    Bernard Tschumi Le Fresnoy vue de l'entre deux 1994

    © BTA

  • Bernard Tschumi Zenith de Limoges

    Bernard Tschumi Zenith de Limoges

    © Christian Richters

  • Bernard Tschumi Musée de l'Acropole

    Bernard Tschumi Musée de l'Acropole

    © Iwan Baan

  • Bernard Tschumi Tour BLUE New York

    Bernard Tschumi Tour BLUE New York

    © Peter Mauss - Esto


    Exploring the process by which an idea or concept is transformed into an architectural project,the exhibition offers unique insight into Tschumi’s approach as well into individual works.

    The works are presented in a series of vertical panelsarranged into thematic zones and a grid of tables covering the period from the 1975 to present. On viewwill be a number of original sketches and collages never exhibited before.

    The exhibition casts a spotlight on Tschumi’s influence and work as:

    • a theorist, 
    • a cultural presence,
    • and a builder. 

    The scope of his approach is developed through five thematic and chronologicalsections devoted to the concepts of:

    • space and event,
    • program and superimposition,
    • vectors andenvelopes,
    • context and content,
    •  and the “concept-form.” 

    These five themes are illustrated bythe architect’s most iconic projects, ranging from his early theoretical project titled The ManhattanTranscripts to the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Parc de la Villette in Paris, the National Studiofor Contemporary Art (Le Fresnoy) in Tourcoing, France; the Headquarters and ManufacturingCenter for Vacheron Constantin in Geneva; and projects in the United States and the Dominican Republic.

    An illustrated catalogue with over 600 color and black-and-white reproductions and essaysby exhibition curators Frédéric Migayrou and Aurélien Lemonier accompanies the exhibition.

    Opening hours

    Exhibition open every day from 11 am to 9 pm
    Except Thuesdays and 1st may

    Getting There

    Subway: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

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