Daniel Libeskind

“I think there is a new awareness in the 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings.” Daniel Libeskind, Polish-American architect and artist.

Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind

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About his life

Daniel Libeskind (born May 12, 1946) is a Polish-American architectartist, professor and set designer of Polish Jewish descent. He founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect.  On February 27, 2003, Libeskind won the competition to be the master plan architect for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

What are Libeskind’s style main features ?

International figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, literature, and poetry, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, unique and sustainable.

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto
Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario

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What are his most famous works?

His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the extension to the Denver Art Museum in the United States, the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, the Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, England, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Germany, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum, United States. 2006.

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Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester
Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, England, 2001

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His portfolio also includes several residential projects. Libeskind’s work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Bauhaus Archives, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Centre Pompidou.

Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore
Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore

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Vanke Pavilion, Milan
Vanke pavilion, Milan, Italy, 2015.

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