- Types of Work Performed
watercolor, pen and ink, pencil
Sergei Tchoban, born in Saint Petersburg in 1962, is a Russian-German architect and architectural draftsman.
In 1986 Tchoban started working at the V. B. Fabritskiy architectural studio, and from 1989 he worked in Leningrad as an independent architect. In 1991, he moved to Germany, where he worked from 1992 at the architectural firm Nietz, Prasch, Sigl in Hamburg. In 1995 he became managing partner of the bureau, called nps tchoban voss, and headed the Berlin office. Sergei Tchoban’s designs were implemented in Berlin in such buildings as the Cubix cinema complex, the AquaDom, the Jewish Cultural Center and Synagogue Chabad Lubavitch on Munsterstrasse, NHow hotel, Mall of Berlin complex, and the building of the Museum of Architectural Drawing (with Sergey Kuznetsov).
In 2003, he opened the architectural bureau Tchoban and Partners in Moscow, in 2006 through the merger with the bureau S. P. Project together with Sergey Kuznetsov and Pavel Shaburov they co-founded the SPEECH architectural office and Tchoban became its managing partner. In 2008, together with Sergey Kuznetsov he established the architectural magazine Speech. In 2009 he founded the Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing.
Tchoban was the curator of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture two times: in 2010 he curated the project “Russia Factory” (together with Sergey Kuznetsov, Pavel Khoroshilov, Grigory Revzin), in 2012 – the project “i-city/i-land” (together with the commissary of the pavilion Grigory Revzin, co-curator Sergey Kuznetsov and Valery Kashirina), which was awarded with a Special Mention – the first time that Russia won an award at the Architectural Biennale. In 2013-2014, he headed a graduate studio at the Moscow School of Architecture.
In 2009-2011 he was a member and chairman of the City Planning Council in Linz (Austria). Since 2011 he has been a member of the City Planning Council of the Skolkovo Foundation. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Architectural Council of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of the City of Moscow. Since 2018 new member of the Design Advisory Board of the city of Linz, Austria.
- 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.
He won the Gold Medal in the First Athens Architecture Club exhibition, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and received the European Prize of Architecture in 2018.
- 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
„Pilgrimage of Russian Art. From Dionysius to Malevich” exhibition designer (together with architect Agniya Sterligova) Vatican Museums, Rome
„Sergei Tchoban: Visions/Projects” Raumgalerie, Stuttgart – exhibition
„Sergei Tchoban: Drawing Buildings/Building Drawings” Gallery of the Shanghai Study Center, Shanghai – exhibition
„Sergei Tchoban: Den-City – Urban Landscape” Antonia Jannone Disegni di Architettura, Milano – exhibition
„Sergei Tchoban and Ioann Zelenin – Imprint of the Future” ST PETERSBURG 2103 EXHIBITION, Russia – exhibition
„Living in Nature” ARCH MOSCOW, Russia – installation
„Sergei Tchoban: Capricci Russi” La Biennale del Disegno di Rimini – exhibition
„Sergei Tchoban: Dreams of Frozen Music” Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo – exhibition
„Sergei Tchoban: Contrasting Harmony of the City” Museum of Architecture, Wrocław – exhibition
„Sergei Tchoban: Architectural Drawings” A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles – exhibition
„New Jerusalem”, exhibition designer (together with architect Agniya Sterligova) Museum Exhibition Complex, Russia
First Russian Youth Architectural Biennale, Kazan – curator, chairman of the Jury
„City DNA” installation INTERNI (with Sergey Kuznetsov and Agniya Sterligova, shortlist World Architecture Festival 2017) exhibition, Milan
„Kandinsky. Counterpoint” (with architect Agniya Sterligova) Tretyakov Gallery, Russia – exhibition
„National Tourist Roads in Norway” ARCH MOSCOW, Russia – exhibition
„Towers” INTERNI exhibition, Milan – installation (with Sergey Kuznetsov and Agniya Sterligova)
„SPEECH project” Multimedia Art Museum, Russia – exhibition
„Roma Aeterna” Tretyakov Gallery, Russia – exhibition
„Glazing the Future”, Square Brussels, Belgium
„Treasure, Legacy” Cornell University, United States
Archstoyanie land art festival, Kaluzhskaya region, Russia – Museum of Rural Labour (with architect Agniya Sterligova)
„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
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View of a street with a resounding advertizing in the Akihabara neighbourhood, Tokyo, ©SergeiTchoban
Fantasy of a Museum for Architectural Drawing, ©SergeiTchoban
Lenin Statue from above and below. Project on a table of an architect, ©SergeiTchoban
La Seu, Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Palma de Mallorca, ©SergeiTchoban
Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Temple, ©SergeiTchoban
Mexico city. Wall and ceiling painting by José Clemente Orozco in San Ildefonso College, ©SergeiTchoban
Teotihuacan Mexico. City of the Gods, ©SergeiTchoban
View to the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rom, ©SergeiTchoban
St. Petersburg of the future. Vision 5, ©SergeiTchoban
Backyard of St. Petersburg, ©SergeiTchoban