Past Exhibitions

Northern Vision: Master Drawings from the Tchoban Foundation

21 June – 28 September 2013

Image of the Palace of the Soviets, tall building with statue on top

Boris Iofan (1891-1976) 
Draft Design for the Palace of the Soviets, 1931-33

From Schinkel's earliest attributed drawing to designs for the Palace of the Soviets, Moscow, this exhibition will draw on the highlights of the Tchoban Foundation collection, Museum für Architekturziechnunung, Berlin.  Amongst the architects represented will be seldom seen works by Matthias Daniel Pöppelmann (1662-1736), Leo von Klenze (1784-1864), Herman Giesler (1898-1987) and Boris Iofan (1891-1976).  The Tchoban Foundation has been set up by the Russian Berlin-based architect Sergei Tchoban and the collections reflect his personal, architectural interests.

The exhibition will also include drawings by Sergei Tchoban illustrating his practice's interest in the continued use of architectural draughtsmanship.  Many of these drawings also reflect the distinctive and historical cityscapes of Berlin and Sergei Tchoban's native St Petersburg.

Karl-Friedrich Schinkel ( 1781 - 1841)
Unfinished Study, 1797

Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann (1662 - 1736)
Project for the Orangerie of the Peterswalsky von Peterswald Palace, Silesia, undated

Window still (Tableau 2/4) (2009); Sergei Tchoban. Copyright: Tchoban Foundation

Sergei Tchoban
Window still (tableau 2/4), 2009

The catalogue is now available in the Museum shop.

You can download a Large Print version of the exhibition labels here: PDF (40MB) Word document (text only)

List of Drawings in Exhibition - Part One and Part Two.

Press release and further images>>

This exhibition is organised through the generous support of the Tchoban Foundation, Museum for Architectural Drawing