Bernard Tschumi ( born January 25, 1944 in Lausanne, Switzerland ) is an architect and architectural theorist with French and Swiss nationality. The son of the Swiss architect Jean Tschumi Prof. lives and works in the United States and France.
Tschumi studied until 1969 at the ETH Zurich. From 1970 to 1979 he taught at the Architectural Association in London and from 1976 also at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York and at Princeton University.
He built several smaller experimental modular buildings, which he calls Folies. In the United States, England and the Netherlands, before it emerged in March 1983 as the winner of the international competition for the Parc de la Villette In 1986 he came second in the international competition for the construction of the Opera of Tokyo.
Awards and Honors
His drawings presented Tschumi in following cities: