Sergei Tchoban

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Sergei Tchoban




Types of Work Performed

watercolor, pen and ink, pencil

Artist Profile


Sergei Tchoban, born in Saint Petersburg in 1962, is a Russian-German architect. After his studies at the Imperial Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg he worked as a freelance architect in Russia until 1992 he started working at the NPS Nietz – Prasch – Sigl office in Hamburg. 1995 he became managing partner of this company, which since 2003 trades as Tchoban Voss Architekten. In 2006 Sergei Tchoban founded the architect’s office SPEECH in Moscow together with Sergey Kuznetsov. 2009 the Tchoban Foundation started, growing 2013 into the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin. In 2010 and 2012 he was curator of the Russian Pavilion at the Architectural Biennale in Venice. Also he was the architect of the Russian Pavilion for the EXPO Milan 2015. Sergei is well-known for his design of the DomAquarée city quarter and the nhow hotel, Berlin, the Federation Complex, Moscow, and the Museum for Architectural Drawing accommodating the Tchoban Foundation in Berlin. At the same time he is a passionate draftsman and a collector.


Award list

Repeatedly awarded with Awards of Excellence of the ASAI since 1992
Multiple awardee of architectural distinctions, e.g. The International Architecture Award 2010, 2014 and 2015, Immobilien-Award-Berlin 2011, Ivan Bezhanov Medal 2011, AR Future Project 2012, DAM Preis für Architektur 2014, Iconic Award 2013 and 2016, German Design Award 2014 and 2017.


Publication List

The Head of the Architect, ISBN 3-936314-60-8
Architekturwelten, ISBN 978-3-86859-047-0
Sergei Tchoban Art, ISBN 978-1-86470-389-4
Sergei Tchoban, Architecture Drawings, ISBN 978-88-572-2542-5


Exhibition List

„Realta e Fantasia. Cartoline dall´Italia“, Exhibition at the SpazioFMG per l´Architettura gallery, Milan
„Living Line“, participation, art installation during the Milan Design Week, Milan
Jan Vanriet „Losing Face“, author of the exposition, with architect Agniya Sterligova, The Jewish Museum and Centre for Tolerance, Moscow
„The Forge of Great Architecture“ (exhibition curator), The Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
„Moscow Design Week“, participation with the art installation „The Architect’s Eye“, Moscow
„i-city / i-land“, curation, design, organization and participation in the exhibition of the Russian Pavilion at the XIII. Venice Architecture Biennale, Giardini, Venice
„Factory Russia“, co-curation, design, organization and participation in the exhibition of the Russian Pavilion at the XII. Venice Architecture Biennale, Giardini Venice
„The Golden Age of Architectural Graphics“, participation, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
„II. Architecture Biennale Moscow“, participation, Moscow
„Architectural Worlds. Sergei Tchoban Draftsman and Collector“, solo exhibition, Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM, Frankfurt am Main