A music and performing arts building located on the campus of the prestigious Le Rosey school in Rolle, Switzerland. The complex program includes a 900-seat concert hall, art and music studios, black box theater, reperatory rehearsal room, offices, library and student public spaces, all housed under a low-lying, stainless steel dome. Humble OSB materials and custom surface shaping developed with Arup's acoustics team were used for the interior and exterior of the concert hall to achieve world-class sound within a tight project budget.
Aerial view showing the new Carnal Hall Concert Hall building alongside the Swiss vernacular boarding school buildings. (Photo: Iwan Baan)
OSB cladding used on the exterior of the concert hall differentiates it from the surrounding spaces. Two large glazed areas bring natural light into the concert hall and enable visitors to peer in from the lobby. (Photo: Iwan Baan)
Windows at both ends of the concert hall bring in natural light and allow passersby to look in. Wall shaping and the curved ceiling craft world-class acoustics for small and large orchestras alike in this 950-seat hall.
Wood is used to clad the library space which opens on to the student learning center. (Photo: Iwan Baan)
The entrance is framed by cuts in the low-lying dome. Exterior facades continue inside as glazed handrails. (Photo: Christian Richters)
Side view of the dome showing the lower-level restaurant and hotel rooms and cuts for the upper-level terraces and skylights. (Photo: Christian Richters)
Construction photo showing the steel framing members, upper-level terraces, and roof of the concert hall.
Revit model showing the material concept: wood cladding for the concert hall and adjacent music repertory, black box and library spaces.
Plan showing centrally-located concert hall with perimeter offices and classrooms.
Section showing concert hall centered on dome and terrace cuts providing daylight to perimeter classrooms and public spaces.
Project: This converted 20th-century paint factory is the cornerstone building of the new campus at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation. A brownfield revitalization project, "Pennovation" contains state-of-the-art labs and co-working areas centered around dynamic social spaces that foster exchange among researchers. Most prominent is the pitch bleacher which programs and defines the iconic, angled facade extending from the base building.
The iconic, angled facade is programmed with a pitch bleacher and social spaces for the researchers and innovators.
Pitch bleacher embedded in the angled exterior facade.
Large ducts required for the varied lab spaces becomes a feature of the expansive circulation spaces filled with tables and chairs to encourage exchange amongst researchers.
An interior slab cut frames a large stair and social bleacher.
Prototype testing at work in the expansive circulation spaces on one of the lab floors.
Conceptual master plan for a 500,000m2 media center in Abu Dhabi. Site and program analysis led to a mix of housing, production studios, offices and retail linked by a pedestrian spine or "connector" to activate the new urban blocks day and night. Towers oriented east-west maximized views and protected from the harsh sun.
Aerial rendering showing the final conceptual master plan proposal made up of 10 office and hotel towers atop production studios and residential spaces linked by a central pedestrian connector.
Tower orientation aligned with the Abu Dhabi solar path to maximize views and minimize heat gain.
Model showing early massing studies for the urban infill site.
Massing model studies showing program configurations and formal studies.
Retrospective of Bernard Tschumi's work as an architect, educator, and writer exhibited at a 1,000m2 Centre Pompidou gallery in 2014. Displayed over 50 projects, 500 works and models, across 6 custom-built pavilions, 25 tables and 4 hours of curated video. Designed and assembled all exhibition displays on site, and coordinated transport, framing and installation of all exhibited works. Full color catalogue accompanied the exhibition and adapted show was exhibited in Switzerland and Shanghai.
Interior photograph of installed exhibition in the 1,000 square-meter Centre Pompidou gallery.
Self-supporting pavilions constructed on-site were used as exhibition surfaces to display the thematized works.
Map showing the exhibition themes and five distinct, free-standing pavilions constructed within the gallery space.