Christian Biecher, who received his degree in architecture from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, is part of a generation of designers sensitive to the crisscrossing of many disciplines. Urbanism, architecture, and products merge together in a collaborative approach.
After training with Bernard Tschumi in Paris and New York, and teaching architectural design at Columbia University for many years, he built his first projects abroad, including the TUR building in Tokyo (2001) and SORA building in Shiki (2004), as well as the department stores HARVEY NICHOLS in Hong Kong and Dublin (2006). He went on to work in Eastern Europe with the refurbishment of the Budapest Stock market, which included office spaces, stores, and restaurants (2011), and throughout the rest of the world with the design of numerous FAUCHON restaurants and grocery stores, including the recent Casablanca building.
Today BiecherArchitectes work has spread out to include urban renewal projects in Paris with housing, retail, daycare centre and metro station in Batignolles (2018) and a 4-star hotel in the 14th arrondissement (2016). The work also extends outside of the Paris area with apartment buildings in Alfortville and Evry, as well as in the cities of Marseilles, Monpellier, and Strasbourg, where, after having renovated the well-known department store Printemps, the office is now building three large scale projects.
The large range of programs the office designs also includes special orders such as a castle refurbishment in Sologne, a winery on the right bank of the Gironde, the restaurant for the starred-chef Anne Majourel in Sète, and further still a house tucked away in the hills of the Cevennes.
Concerning urban design, the firm participated in the urban renewal plan for the Bois-Sauvage district in Evry, the master plan of the SNCF site in Montigny-lès-Metz, and is leading the master plan for modernizing and expanding the city of La Grande-Motte.
Christian Biecher has designed objects and furniture for numerous brand names around the world, including the Néotu, Mouvement Modernes and CatBerro galleries.
He was awarded “Albums of Young Architects” in 1993 and was elected the “Creator of the Year” in 2002 (Maison&Objet, Paris). The Minister of Culture awarded him the medal of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite» in 2009 and “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des arts et lettres” in 2011.
The monograph “Christian Biecher Architect,” written by Philippe Trétiack, was published by AAM Editions in 2009.