Bernard Tschumi

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Birthday
25, 1944
Birthplace
Switzerland
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Switzerland

About

Architect and writer whose work included the Tokyo National Theater and Opera House and the Parc de la Villette in Paris. He was associated with deconstructivism.

Before Fame

He studied in Paris and at ETH in Zurich, from which he graduated with an architecture degree in 1969.

Trivia

He spent years teaching and exploring the field of philosophy before gaining recognition as an architect by winning Paris' 1982 Parc de la Villette Competition.

Family Life

His father was the famed architect, Jean Tschumi. He was descended from French and Swiss heritage.

Associated With

He was influenced by philosophers Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault.