Vacheron Constantin presents ‘Architecture: Concept and Notation’ in Shanghai

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By Su Fen Tan

Vacheron Constantin presents ‘Architecture: Concept and Notation’ in Shanghai

Vacheron Constantin, the oldest watch manufacturer in the world, presents ‘Architecture: Concept and Notation’—an exhibition dedicated to the excellent work and vision of Bernard Tschumi. How is the heritage watchmaker related to the world-renowned architect? Mr. Tschumi was the design mastermind behind the Vacheron Constantin Headquarters and Manufacturing Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. Beyond that, the maison and Mr. Tschumi share a common vision and work philosophy: while the watchmakers constantly strive to overcome the limitations of space in building each mechanical masterpiece, the architect similarly seeks to transcend the constraints of conventional design, producing effective, coherent and future-orientated work that stands the test of time.

The exhibition showcases the work of Bernard Tschumi as an architect, educator, and writer, featuring some of his many projects over his longstanding career. One of the highlights at the exhibition is the model of the iconic Vacheron Constantin building in Geneva. The contemporary building is shaped in a stylised, halved Maltese cross, encompassing the maison’s administrative headquarters and manufacturing workshops. 


Exhibition details:

Date: 13 March – 19 June 2016

Opening hours: 11am – 7pm from Tuesday – Sunday

Venue: Power Station of Art, 200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

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