The architectural workshop SPEECH, founded in 2006 by Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov in Moscow, has now received its international representation in Berlin Mitte. Our newly opened architectural office speech International offers a full spectrum of services in urban planning and design based on the experience and expertise of its team.
Our office specializes on the development of architectural design for sport arenas and facilities, office and residential building complexes, as well as the urban planning concepts. We provide a wide spectrum of architectural services for both the public and private sector and successfully combine the knowledge of modern materials and state-of-art building technologies with a rational organization of the building process.
We successfully collaborate with the best architects, constructors, engineers and specialists from other related sectors and therefore guarantee highly qualified planning of projects of different complexity according to international standards, optimization of the execution periods and application of modern technologies.
Sergei Tchoban, Founder Sergei Tchoban was born in Saint Petersburg in 1962 and studied architecture at the Russian Academy of Art. As of 1989 he worked as a freelance architect in Russia and moved to Hamburg in 1992, where he joined the architectural office ‘nps Architekten BDA’. Since 1996 Sergei leads the Berlin bureau of nps tchoban voss.
In 2006 he founded the architectural studio ‘SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov’ in Moscow. The studio’s expanding activity resulted in opening the international representation of SPEECH in 2014 in Berlin.
Being a collector of architectural drawings and draftsman himself, Sergei Tchoban established in 2009 the Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing. The idea behind the Foundation is to popularize the art of drawing as part of architectural education and practice, and present this almost forgotten part of architect’s creative process to the public.
Among others, Sergei Tchoban’s projects include the cinema Cubix, the complex Domaquareé, the Music and Lifestyle Hotel nhow, the synagogue in Muenstersche Straße and the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin, as well as the Russian pavilion at the Architecture Biennale 2012 in Venice, the Federation Complex Federation Tower in collaboration with Peter Schweger, the Office Building on Leninsky Prospect in Moscow and the Palace of Water Sports in Kazan.
In 2010 Sergey Tchoban was elected curator of the Russian pavilion at the XII Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Press & Awards
„Building of the Year“, 2nd place of readers’ choice voting at the website german-archtitects.com, Stuttgart, for the building of the Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin
Joint Winner of the AR+D Emerging Architecture Awards 2013, London, for the building of the Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin
Best of Best Award of the Iconic Awards 2013, Frankfurt am Main, for the building of the Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin
Honorable mention of the Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2013, Nice, for the building of the Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin
2012 Honorable Mention Award at the 13th Architecture Biennale 2012 in Venice for the exhibition „i-city | i-land“
Five Stars, Best Office Architecture Prize of the International Property Awards 2012 for the office building at Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow
Honorable Mention Award in the category “Architecture Multiple Residence“ of the International Property Awards 2012 for the residential complex Granatny 6, Moscow
Architect of the Year at the 3rd Architecture Biennale in Moscow and 17th Exhibition for Architecture and Design Arch Moskva in collaboration with Sergey Kuznetsov and SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
2011 House of the Year 2011, Russia, for the office building at Leninsky Prospect, Moscow