Studio Libeskind’s Museum of Zhang ZhiDong references Wuhan’s industrial past

Daniel Libeskind’s studio has completed its first project in China – a museum in Wuhan featuring an arcing steel-clad volume elevated above a new public plaza. Libeskind’s New York-based studio designed the museum in collaboration with the City of Wuhan and China’s largest property developer Vanke, which the architect created a dragon-inspired pavilion for at the

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Studio Libeskind designs angular housing for over 60s in Brooklyn

Daniel Libeskind’s architecture firm has revealed it design for a faceted affordable housing block for seniors in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighbourhood. Studio Libeskind has released three renderings of the 10-storey apartment block, which will be built on a plot in the Sumner Houses estate in Bedford-Stuyvesant – often shortened to Bed-Stuy. Although the firm designed the masterplan for the

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Studio Libeskind completes Canada’s first Holocaust monument in Ottowa

Daniel Libeskind’s architecture firm has finished work on the National Holocaust Monument in the Canadian capital, formed from tall concrete walls laid out like a warped Star of David. The country’s first monument dedicated to the Holocaust officially opened on 27 September 2017. It honours the millions of Jews murdered under the Nazi regime, and

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Studio Libeskind to build twisted garden tower in Toulouse

American architect Daniel Libeskind’s firm has been selected to create a 150-metre-high tower covered in trees and plants in the heart of Toulouse’s business district. Studio Libeskind designed the Occitanie Tower for property developer Compagnie de Phalsbourg, which unveiled the project at the MIPIM real-estate event in Cannes earlier this month. The so-called garden tower is expected to

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Daniel Libeskind completes larch-clad cosmology centre for Durham University

Daniel Libeskind has revealed his latest project – an £11.5-million centre for cosmology and astronomy researchers at Durham University in England. New York-based Studio Libeskind designed the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics to host office and events space for the university’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation.

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Holl, Libeskind and Snøhetta strongly condemn Trump’s travel restrictions

Steven Holl has called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, while Daniel Libeskind has described the US president’s recently imposed travel restrictions as “an affront to our freedom and core values”. Both of the prominent American architects sent statements to Dezeen, in the wake of the restrictions Trump put in place for citizens from seven

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for museum of Kurdish culture in Iraq

New York architect Daniel Libeskind has released plans for a Kurdish museum in Iraq, featuring his signature sharp angles and interlocking volumes (+ slideshow). The museum would be the first major arts centre in Iraqi Kurdistan – the country’s only autonomous region – dedicated to the history and culture of the Kurdish people, according to More

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Daniel Libeskind designs angular white concrete and glass museum for Lithuanian art

Studio Libeskind has unveiled plans for a contemporary arts centre in Vilnius, which will house a unique collection of modern and contemporary art by Lithuanian artists (+ slideshow). Due to open in 2019, the Modern Art Center (MAC) will take the form of a white concrete-clad cuboid, with large angular chunks cut out to create […]

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Daniel Libeskind’s 2001 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was folded “like a piece of origami”

Movie: next in our exclusive video series with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director discusses Daniel Libeskind’s angular metal pavilion from 2001, which she likens to a folded paper sculpture. Polish-American architect Libeskind designed the second Serpentine Gallery pavilion in 2001. Called Eighteen Turns, the structure was made from sheets of aluminium, riveted together to […]

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Daniel Libeskind gets green light for pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Jerusalem

Studio Libeskind has won planning permission to build a 105-metre-high pointed skyscraper in the centre of Jerusalem – set to become the city’s second-tallest building. Called the Pyramid Tower, the 26-storey, mixed-use building will be constructed next to the Mahane Yehuda market – commonly called “The Shuk” – in the centre of the Israeli city. With a […]

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Daniel Libeskind to be first guest editor for new CNN publication

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind plans to explore “architecture and emotion” as the first guest editor of CNN Style, a new online publication that covers art, architecture and design (+ movie). The multi-media stories commissioned by Libeskind will be published throughout July on the CNN Style website, which launched yesterday. Select pieces will air on television, said George Webster, editor […]

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Daniel Libeskind plans three angular skyscrapers for Rome

After the Walkie Talkie, here is a trio of Trimphones: New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind has unveiled designs for three towers to be built near the new AS Roma football stadium, with the tallest reaching 220 metres in height (+ slideshow). The office towers, each with a different profile designed to make it look like they’re […]

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind build a community of 650 homes in Milan

Angular balconies and timber panelling characterise these housing developments by architects Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind, both located in Milan’s fast-growing City Life district (+ slideshow). The two developments, named City Life Residences, form the south-west and south-east corners of the 366,000-square-metre site, which was created when the historic Fiera Milano exhibition centre relocated to the outskirts of the city in […]

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Daniel Libeskind unveils his “handcrafted dragon” at the Milan Expo

Milan Expo 2015: Daniel Libeskind has completed his dragon-inspired pavilion at the Milan Expo, which features a sinuous body and a scaly red and gold skin (+ slideshow). The Vanke Pavilion, for China’s largest property developer, is a spiralling structure with staircases wrapping around its perimeter and a “forest of bamboo” contained inside. Speaking to […]

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Congress centre by Daniel Libeskind opens in Europe’s 2015 Capital of Culture

As the Belgian town of Mons starts its year as European Capital of Culture, architect Daniel Libeskind has completed a convention centre with a golden metal exterior and a sharply pointed prow (+ slideshow). The Mons International Congress Centre is the first of several projects planned in the city over the course of the year, […]
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