Tor di Valle Roma

Rome, Italy In design

Located on 100 hectares/247 acres site that was the former home to Rome’s hippodrome, the 287,000 square meter business park is developed by Eurnova SRL (Roma). The business park is part of a larger master plan conceived by Studio Libeskind in collaboration with Meis Studio (New York) that includes the stadium, training facilities, low and high-rise office buildings, retail, dining, and cinemas. The masterplan envisions a round-the-clock, sustainable, urban district linked to the historic center of Rome. The design for the business park features three towers in conversation with one another. They stand in close volumetric relationship—seemingly cut from one…

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Jewish Museum Berlin

Berlin, Germany Completed

The Jewish Museum Berlin, which opened to the public in 2001, exhibits the social, political and cultural history of the Jews in Germany from the fourth century to the present, explicitly presenting and integrating, for the first time in postwar Germany, the repercussions of the Holocaust. The new building is housed next to the site of the original Prussian Court of Justice building which was completed in 1735 now serves as the entrance to the new building. Daniel Libeskind’s design, which was created a year before the Berlin Wall came down, was based on three insights:  it is impossible to…

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World Trade Center Master Plan

New York, NY Under construction

In 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced a competition for a master plan to develop the 16 acres in Lower Manhattan destroyed by the terrorist attack of 9/11. Studio Libeskind’s design, “Memory Foundations,” won the commission. In designing the master site plan, Daniel Libeskind worked closely with all the stakeholders, knowing that it was fundamental to balance the memory of the tragedy with the need to foster a vibrant and working neighborhood. In the end, he devoted half of the 16-acre site to public space, defined by the Memorial and the Memorial Museum, while also setting aside locations…

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Sapphire

Berlin, Germany Under construction

This residential commission brought Daniel Libeskind back to Berlin for his first residential project in the city. The project, located on a busy corner in the Mitte neighborhood in central Berlin, presented a design challenge:  how to carve out 73 desirable one- to four-bedroom apartments on a plot measuring a little less than half an acre? In large part, Studio Daniel Libeskind succeeded by incorporating large angular windows and canted walls that bring in natural light and invoke a feeling of spaciousness. The design team also added a dramatic flourish:  atop the roof and visible above the façade is the upward…

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Vanke Pavilion

Milan, Italy Completed

The corporate pavilion for Vanke China explores key issues related to the theme of the Expo Milano 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The concept for the Vanke Pavilion incorporates three ideas drawn from Chinese culture related to food: the shi-tang, a traditional Chinese dining hall; the landscape, the fundamental element to life; and the dragon, which is metaphorically related to farming and sustenance. All three of these concepts are incorporated in the Vanke Pavilion’s exhibition, architecture and program. Situated on the southeast edge of the Lake Arena, the 800-square meter pavilion appears to rise from the east, forming a dynamic,…

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Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto, Canada Completed

The extension to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), now named the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, is situated at one of the most prominent intersections in downtown central Toronto.  It is the largest Museum in Canada and attracts more than a million visitors a year. Its new name is derived from the building’s five intersecting metal-clad volumes, which are reminiscent of crystals—inspired by the crystalline forms in the ROM’s mineralogy galleries. Libeskind created a structure of organically interlocking prismatic forms turning this important corner of Toronto, and the entire museum complex, into a luminous beacon. With the expansion, a new group entrance…

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Vitra

São Paulo, Brazil Completed

A luminous residential tower in the Itaim Bibi district, near a number of the city’s main thoroughfares, offering quick and easy access to the popular Ibirapuera and Do Povo parks, Vitra is Studio Libeskind’s first project in South America. A bold, sculptural design, the multi-faceted glass tower includes 14 floor-through apartments.  A shaped composition of glass balconies with green gardens articulates the form amidst a play of transparency and opaqueness. Soon to assume its place at the highest end of São Paulo’s residential market, Vitra contains only one apartment per floor—and each floor plan is unique.   A two-floor penthouse occupies the…

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Citylife Masterplan

Milan, Italy Under construction

In 2004 Studio Libeskind, in conjunction with Zaha Hadid Architects and Arata Isozaki & Associates, won the competition for a master plan to develop and reconnect the existing city fabric of Milan to an abandoned 61 acre site, formerly home to the Fiera Milano, the city’s historic fairgrounds. With a high-rise complex, 25-acre park, public piazza, and subway station slated for completion in 2016, the first housing parcels have been completed by Studio Libeskind and Zaha Hadid Architects, towers and phase two of the residences are all underway.

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The Wings

Milan, Italy Completed

Situated in the heart of the Expo in the Piazza Italia, four 10 meter-high (33 ft.) shimmering tree-like sculptures will anchor the four corners of the central square. Conceived as gates each structure’s dynamic form spiral out of the ground and spread into two branches spanning 10 meters over the square. Crafted out of brushed aluminium and fitted with innovative LED technology, the Wings will animate the public space with a constant flow of pulsating patterns and imagery related to the theme of the Expo: health, energy, sustainability and technology. London-based media agency Innovision will provide the creative content for the display surfaces.

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Centre De Congrès à Mons

Mons, Belgium Completed

Studio Libeskind completed this innovative convention center in time for the advent of cultural and diplomatic activities in 2015, when this small medieval town metamorphosizes into the European Capital of Culture. The City of Mons conceived of Congres Centre as a new architectural landmark, a key element in a plan for economic revitalization, and as a connector between the old and the new.  From the light- steel viewing platform at the top, a visitor can spy the 17th-century Beffroi tower, a UNESCO Heritage Site, in the historic center of town, and a new train station designed by Santiago Calatrava in the…

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Future Flowers

- In design

A composition dedicated to the joy of light, colour and the magic of intersecting lines, based on Libeskind’s drawing study Chamberworks, which investigates the deeper meaning of geometry, form and colour. The installation is structured on folded and cut aluminium panels and enriched by the density and color from the new palette specifically designed by Daniel Libeskind for Oikos. Future Flowers will be on view in the Pharmacy Cloister of the Statale University in Milan during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile as a featured presentation of the exhibition organized by Interni, Energy for Creativity.  

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Scribe

Fiam Completed

Comprised of front and side mirrored silver-glass panels, set at different inclinations in balanced, but palpable, tension.  The luxe object was born of Daniel Libeskind’s desire to reconceive this traditional type of furniture in his own signature dynamic geometries to express the contemporary gestalt.   The simplicity of its form is belied by the hand-crafting of its surfaces and joinings and engineering challenges that pushed the borders of current glass technology.  The mirrored Libeskind design will be made in a  limited edition of 40 for Fiam’s 40th anniversary. A similar model will be manufactured for a broader market.

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Reflections at Keppel Bay

Keppel Bay, Singapore Completed

Standing at the entrance to historic Keppel Harbor, six undulating towers and 11 low-rise villa apart­ments offer sustainable living, views and privacy for residents in 1,129 apartments. The artful composition of the sleek curving towers affords the delight of visual complexity and provides enough spatial gaps and shifting orientations to multiply the views of the ocean, Sentosa Island, the golf course and Mount Faber. Two distinct typologies of housing—along the waterfront the lower Villa blocks and, set just behind, the towers ranging from 24 to 41 floors—create an airy, light-filled grouping of short and tall towers, none of which has…

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Zhang ZhiDong And Modern Industrial Museum

Wuhan, China Under construction

Located in the steelmaking capital of eastern China,The Zhang Zhidong and Modern Industrial Museum, was designed to balance three narrative themes within an integrated building and landscape. The three themes, each of which have a dedicated floor, are: the life of Zhang Zhidong, a 19th-century leader in government who inspired the movement towards modernization that established the steel industry in Wuhan; the steel industry; and the history of the city of Wuhan. At the turn of the 20th century, all the railroads in China converged in Wuhan, connecting the city to all the provinces, and in 1911, the Xinhai Revolution…

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18.36.54

Connecticut, USA Completed

This gleaming, chocolate-colored structure, designed as one folded plan, and set into the green Connecticut countryside. Created for a client that wanted a mixture of the avant-garde and the cozy, the tour-de-force is clad in mirror-finish, bronzed stainless steel.  Studio Libeskind specified the cladding to accentuate luster and exaggerate the changes of light and season.  The interior is solid stained white oak. Within the scrolling of the ribbon, enclosure is achieved via large glass planes that at junctures virtually disappear.  There are porches on every side and from the interior, unimpeded picturesque views of hay meadows and distant foothills. The…

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Kö-Bogen Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany Completed

By artfully connecting the city’s central park and historic commercial center—and by expanding public space and inserting landscape elements—Studio Libeskind produced a mixed-use commercial complex that is set to become a dynamic new attraction in the heart of Düsseldorf. Kö-Bogen, or the `King’s Bow,’ is a large-scale office and retail complex whose sinuous form hugs the point where the Königsallee Boulevard, Düsseldorf’s primary avenue, converges with the newly created Hofgarten promenade. The complex sits on two plots, comprised of two structures—one to the east, the other to the west—separated on the ground by a central pedestrian passageway and joined above…

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Century Spire

Manila, Philippines Under construction

Century Spire is a mixed-used, 60-story tower in Makati City, the Philippines’ financial and economic hub. Century Spire is a glass-clad high-rise tower that expands with a dramatic crown, as it rises. As the Century Spire’s tower shaft extrudes upwards from the street, it divides subtly into three branches that rise to different heights. Studio Libeskind creates a design crescendo at the top of the tower by placing a glass-clad form between the two highest tower shafts. Introducing this fourth volume at the crown also serves to provide more floor space for the spacious, light-filled penthouses with spectacular views of…

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Extension to the Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building

Denver, CO Completed

Studio Libeskind’s extension to the Denver Art Museum is his first building to reach completion in the USA.  Silhouetted against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Libeskind’s design consists of a series of geometric volumes inspired by the peaks and valleys of the mountain range.  A sharply angled cantilevered section juts across the street, pointing towards the existing Museum by Milanese architect Gio Ponti, which first opened in 1971. The Frederic C. Hamilton Building, as the 146,000-square-foot Denver Art Museum extension is named, is clad in an innovative new surface with 9,000 titanium panels that cover the building’s surface…

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Felix Nussbaum Haus

Osnabrück, Germany Completed

Dedicated to the oeuvre of a Jewish artist put to death at Auschwitz, the Felix Nussbaum Museum is an extension to the Cultural History Museum in Osnabrück, Germany, where Felix Nussbaum was born in 1904. As well as displaying paintings created by Nussbaum, the museum presents changing exhibitions focusing on the themes of racism and intolerance. With sudden breaks in its pathways, unpredictable intersections, claustrophobic spaces, and dead ends, the structure of the building reflects the Nussbaum’s predicament as a Jewish painter in German before WWII.  Visitors enter by a tall and narrow central corridor, whose concrete exterior is a…

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Vilnius Beacon

Vilnius, Lithuania In design

The City of Vilnius, together with private investors and world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind reveal the design for Vilnius Beacon at the Liepkalnis Ski Hill. The project is a collaboration between the City of Vilnius and Daniel Libeskind to create a new tourist destination and aid in the transformation of the city as a center of the Baltic region. Ideally located between the historic center, the business district and the airport, the new center will connect the two central areas and create a multi-purpose destination for Europe. The Beacon will offer a wide range of winter and summer sports, combined…

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Gemma

Moroso Completed

The Gemma armchair by Daniel Libeskind for Moroso is an exercise in architecture on a small scale. Its asymmetrical hard edges are offset by a luxurious soft ombré of deep blue to white upholstery. The multi-faceted profile is both reminiscent of a precious gemstone and of the geometries typical of fifteenth century Italian tapestries. Gemma represents a synergy between the complex geometries of Libeskind and the well-known expertise of Moroso’s upholsteries. The Gemma chair will be available in leather and Moroso heritage textile.    

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Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco, California Completed

Studio Libeskind designed this contemporary new museum in the heart of downtown San Francisco as an ode to dialogue, inserting its angled, glowing blue steel-clad structure within the historic red brick power plant from the 19th century.  The forms of the addition are clad in luminous blue steel panels, finished in a unique cross-hatching surface that helps to diffuse and soften the reflection of light off the stainless steel. The panels change color depending on the time of day, the weather, and the viewer’s position, creating a dynamic, living surface. Studio Libeskind based the design of the building on the…

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Web

Poliform Completed

A play on words at a time when an increasing number of books are read online, the Web bookcase for Poliform reconsiders the book as object. Composed of alternating blocks and voids, the Web’s slanted and skewed shelves function as display cases for objects as well as books. The all white bookcase is made from highly durable Dupont Corain.

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The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre

Hong Kong, China Completed

An elegant, low-tech design placed at the service of high-tech invention. This nine-story crystalline building is designed to accommodate a range of flexible environments for research and experimentation. Each space, whether self-contained or open, is unique. The dramatic central stair spirals upward with irregular twists and curves creating unexpected gathering spaces. Asymmetrical windows cut into the walls of lecture halls, classrooms and computer labs allowing for natural light to fill even the inner-most rooms of the Center. Interactive spaces flow in and around the sound stages, recording studios, screening rooms, exhibit and performance spaces, multipurpose theater, and other areas. More…

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London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre

London, United Kingdom Completed

The 10,000 sq. ft. Graduate Student Centre for the London Metropolitan University is surprising an addition to the bustling block on London’s Holloway Road. Composed of three intersecting volumes, clad with embossed stainless steel panels for a shining and ever-changing surface, the Graduate Center houses a lecture theater, seminar rooms, staff offices and a café for the university’s graduate students. The interiors are filled with natural light by way of large windows of geometrical cuts and slashes. The Centre serves not only as a facility to enhance the staff and student experience, but acts as a major gateway to the…

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Military History Museum

Dresden, Germany Completed

Now the official museum of the German Armed Forces, the Dresden Museum of Military History was once shut down by a German government uncertain of how the institution would fit into a newly unified German state.  Studio Libeskind was selected as design architect for an extension in 2001, when an architectural competition was held. The winning design boldly interrupts the original building’s classical symmetry. The extension, a massive, five-story 14,500-ton wedge of glass, concrete, and steel, cuts into and through the former arsenal’s classical order. An 82-foot high viewing platform (the highest point of the wedge is at 98 feet)…

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Denver Art Museum Residences

Denver, CO Completed

The Museum Residences sit directly across the plaza from the iconic extension to the Denver Art Museum, also by Studio Libeskind. Clad in a translucent glass skin and shard-like metal panels the Residences complement the titanium-clad Museum. The syncopated rhythm of windows and loggias, and the geometric façade elements are among the qualities that earned this 127,000 square-foot residential and retail building an Award of Honor for design excellence from the American Institute of Architects (2008). The project came to be shortly after Studio Libeskind was hired for the museum commission, when the project expanded to include an above-ground parking…

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Fractile

Casalgrande Padana Completed

The Fractile tile series designed for Casalgrande Padana combines state-of-the-art technology with legendary Italian ceramic technique to produce a revolutionary material. The geometric title not only creates an expressive pattern that can be applied to a variety of surfaces, but they possess surprising sustainable properties: Bios Self Cleaning ceramics, allowing the slabs to be self-cleaning and reduce environmental pollution by purifying the air.

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Zoar

Thorn Completed

London, April 2015 – Thorn announces the launch of Zoar, a unique architectural lantern with a tiltable LED engine, exclusively designed by world-class architect, Daniel Libeskind. With a modern textured black finish, Zoar offers a striking slim profile and elegant column package with continuous geometries from the lantern to the column. A tiltable LED engine allows freedom and innovation in lighting design, as well as easy integration into the landscape. Daniel Libeskind’s work includes, among other famous projects, the World Trade Center Master Plan; Canada’s Royal Ontario Museum; Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany; the Vitra tower in Sao Paolo, Brazil; and…

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National Holocaust Monument

Ottawa, Canada In design

The National Holocaust Monument, established through the National Holocaust Monument Act by the Government of Canada, will ensure a permanent, national symbol that will honor and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and recognize Canadian survivors. The Monument will stand on a .79 acre site at the intersection of Wellington and Booth Streets within the historic LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, symbolically located across from the Canadian War Museum. “We are deeply honoured to be entrusted to design the monument to Holocaust victims and survivors, and we are committed to creating a place of meaning and value for all Canadians in…

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Crystals at CityCenter

Las Vegas , Nevada Completed

As the retail heart of the MGM MIRAGE CityCenter project, The Shops at Crystals is a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment space that serves as the connective tissue of the otherwise vertical “city within a city.” Crystalline stainless steel-clad volumes house the flagship retailers along The Strip while the spiraling roof structure animates the public arcade internally. Visible in a 180 degree-sweep from along the legendary Strip, the structure is a work of architecture read from many different angles.   The dramatic form and skylights of its spiraling roof soar over luxury retail and dining and accommodate a public space that features…

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Ogden Center at Durham Univeristy

Durham, United Kingdom Under construction

Durham University commissioned Studio Libeskind to create a new university building to accommodate their expanding student body and staff, as well as to house a new research facility. The Ogden Centre will provide eighty new offices for professors, lecturers, doctoral and postdoctoral students, support staff and visiting academics. It will include interaction space, a research outreach area, meeting rooms and a cold computer room. Light and openness is at the core of the design for the Ogden Centre. A spiral in plan, the Centre appears to be two stacked forms clad in a red cedar timber rain screen with bands…

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Danish Jewish Museum

Copenhagen, Denmark Completed

Located in one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen, the Danish Jewish Museum is housed in a former 17th-century boathouse and library built by King Christian IV. Studio Libeskind designed the new interior space, while preserving the original building. The museum differs from other European Jewish Museums because the Danish Jews were, by and large, saved from the Nazis by the efforts of their countrymen. This historical act of kindness or “mitzvah” is the guiding concept of the museum’s design and symbolized in its form, structure and light. Studio Libeskind intertwined the historic vaulted brick structure with new exhibition spaces…

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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Grand Canal Commercial Development

Dublin, Ireland Completed

Located on the Dublin waterfront, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, formerly the Grand Canal Theatre, is a 2,000-seat theater at the heart of a multi-use complex conceived for by the City of Dublin as part of a plan to revitalize its docklands.  Studio Daniel Libeskind completed the theatre in 2010 and an office complex called the Grand Canal Harbour development a year later. The theater overlooks a public plaza designed by Martha Schwartz Associates.  Like a grand outdoor lobby, the plaza invites the public to view the soaring glass façade of the theater much like a glass curtain, which tilts back…

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CityLife, Central Tower C

Milano, Italy Under construction

In 2004 Studio Libeskind, in conjunction with Zaha Hadid Architects and Arata Isozaki & Associates, won the competition for a master plan to develop and reconnect the existing city fabric of Milan to an abandoned 61 acre site, formerly home to the Fiera Milano, the city’s historic fairgrounds. Close to the center of the new grand central park will be three iconic commercial high rise buildings, with each skyscraper designed by one of the contributing architects. This component of the site is deliberately concentrated in order to maximize space for an open public park, a piazza and the other public…

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Dancing Towers

Seoul, South Korea In design

The design concept for the three 41-story residential towers was inspired by a traditional Korean Buddhist dance, Seung-Moo, wherein the billowing sleeves of a dancer’s gown are gracefully propelled by her movements.  In this case, a subtle rotation in the form of the towers creates the illusion of movement. Sophisticated engineering makes this illusion possible.  Floor weight is supported by a central concrete core and alternating cantilevered fin walls, allowing for column-free buildings that enable the forms to twist, creating the illusion of ‘dancing,’ while opening up interior spaces for panoramic views. The general location and rotated siting of the…

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Imperial War Museum North

Manchester, United Kingdom Completed

The Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) in Manchester, England, tells the story of how war has affected the lives of British and the Commonwealth citizens since 1914. The design concept is a globe shattered into fragments and then reassembled. The interlocking of three of these fragments—representing earth, air, and water—comprise the building’s form. The Earth Shard forms the museum space, signifying the open, earthly realm of conflict and war; the Air Shard serves as a dramatic entry into the museum, with its projected images, observatories and education spaces; and the Water Shard forms the platform for viewing the canal, complete…

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The Wohl Centre

Ramat-Gan, Israel Completed

In this major expansion to the Bar-Ilan University Campus in Ramat-Gan, Israel, Studio Libeskind gives visual form to the concept of `voices’ and `echoes’ as symbols of Bar-Ilan’s essential quality—respect for the secular and the sacred. The building is made up of an “open book” perched on top of two horizontal walls like the spine of a book.  The book-like form holds a 1000-seat auditorium, which is acoustically suitable for musical performances and lectures.  The auditorium lighting on the ceiling is a labyrinth of Hebrew letters.  The interior spaces are bright and clean spaces.  Flexible ground level rooms hold seminar…

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Zlota

Warsaw, Poland Under construction

Daniel Libeskind returned to his native country to create this predominately residential skyscraper in central Warsaw in association with Polish architects Artchitecture. High-rise residential living is new to Warsaw; this 54-floor tower is expected to provide a model from which a new skyline will emerge.  To preserve precious daylight amid a dense and historic urban fabric, the team meticulous sculpted the buildings’ form with the arc of the sun path, allowing for maximum daylight to reach neighboring buildings.  The wing-shaped façade counters the Communist-era Palace of Culture situated directly across.  Zlota represents a new Warsaw with great aspirations. AWARDS 2013-…

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Path of Light, Amsterdam Holocaust Memorial

Amsterdam, Netherlands In design

Studio Libeskind’s Path of Light Memorial will be the first Holocaust memorial to commemorate all of the names of the Dutch victims of the Holocaust, as well as the first of its kind in Amsterdam. Located in a small urban park near the Botanical Gardens in central Amsterdam, the memorial is sited in a historically Jewish sector of the city, adding significance to the place. Surrounded by greenery, the stone walls of the memorial appear to ascend and descend as the ground slopes upwards and downwards, alternating on and off to balance one another. As the “Path of Light” continues,…

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Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre

Bern, Switzerland Completed

The Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre in Bern-Brunnen, Switzerland, is notable for its unique integration of architecture and landscape and the ways in which it invites glimpses of the natural world into the usually hermetic world of a large urban shopping complex. Extensive window cuts in varying designs open up the façade and conjure a web of natural light, including a panoramic window in the food court and spa area. The bulk of the retail space of the Westside project is organized in the well-tested convention of boxes and their efficient relationship between retail, circulation and delivery.  In dialogue and…

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Counting the Rice

Moroso Completed

In collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovic, Daniel Libeskind created a limited edition table based on Abramovic’s exercise “Counting the Rice”. The table is an embodiment of the performance staged by the Marina Abramovic Institute that involves counting grains of rice for six hours or more—the type of physically demanding experiment for which the contemporary artist is known. “I wanted to create something austere, but also beautiful that speaks to Marina’s work in a very direct way,” said Daniel Libeskind.  “The design comes from the idea of a church pew or monastic cloister.” Produced in an edition of 30 by the…

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Leonardo Icon

Milano, Italy Completed

Commissioned by the Ambrosiana and realized by Daniel Libeskind and Libeskind Design, the bold, sculptural design pays homage to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, while enlivening the piazza with a dramatic contemporary work. The form is based on the geometric shape of the fractal— a fundamental idea in da Vinci’s work— linear, oblique shapes intertwine and stretch upward, to create a dance of form, movement, line and light. The iron structure sits on a round base embossed in bronze with Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus f. 199 v Map of the City of Milan, with a plan of the Castello of…

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Where Architects Live

Salone del Mobile 2014 Completed

“Where Architects Live” is an original installation, inspired by leading contemporary architects’ own concepts of the domestic space, conceived as a cultural accompaniment to the Salone del Mobile. The exhibition has been specially devised for the Salone, providing an exclusive glimpse into “rooms” designed by eight of the world’s most respected architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain. We use to see only the work architects do for other people and for other people’s lives. But where do architects live, or rather, what are their homes like and in what way? Exact reflections of their distinctive design styles…

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Tampere Central Deck and Arena

Tampere, Finland In design

Central Deck and Arena project in Tampere, Finland is an urban scale development on top of existing railway tracks in the heart of the city.  The mixed-use program includes a multi-purpose ice hockey arena, four office blocks topped by residential towers and a hotel with residential condominiums on top. The arena, which occupies one fifth of the complex, has the capacity to accommodate 11,000 fans. With its shopping arcade, bars and restaurant at deck level, the arena redefines its pivotal function as a hub for diverse urban activities. There is a total of approximately 60,000 m2 of mixed-use program area…

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The Villa – Libeskind Signature Series

Datteln, Germany Completed

This four bedroom, two-floor home can be constructed and shipped to almost any location in the world within months and assembled by a team of experts within weeks. A limited edition of 30 have been created. Made of wood from renewable sources, zinc, and aluminum, the 5,000 square foot, German-made structure meets the highest standards of design and craftsmanship and complies with the highest energy-saving standards in the world. The structure is composed of three interlocking ribbons with striking angles, creating an asymmetrical, double height, and dynamic interior.  The Villa fills a niche in the market between the one-off custom…

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Sonnets in Babylon

Venice Biennale, Italy In design

Sonnets in Babylon, The Venice Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2014 Some 100 never-before-exhibited drawings by Libeskind, created by hand from pen and sepia-toned washes of coffee, comprise the principal element of the pavilion. The series is screen-printed by Lasvit, the architectural glass-maker, using a ceramic process, on large-scale glass panels and arranged around the curved wall of the pavilion. Using state of the art technology, ribbons of aluminum panels fixed with discreet LED lights will create a luminous wall of light and transparency. The drawings themselves depict explosive uncouplings of ambiguous forms that alternately evoke favelas, futuristic cities, mechanical parts, and…

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Berlin Dreams

Urban Stories, Palazzo Litta, Milano, Italy Completed

Berlin Dreams is a piece of glass architecture designed by Daniel Libeskind, sponsored by AGC Glass Europe in collaboration with Fiam Italia, based on 9 invisible lines traced through Potsdamer Platz, after it was No Man’s Land between East and West Berlin, yet before it was rebuilt. Each of the 9 “Muse Lines” represents a cluster of architectonic typologies representing Berlin’s civic history: from the tavern to the graveyard, concert hall, library, hospital, school, shelter, festival, moving monuments, sacred wilderness, ​etc. that works like a temporal map or spatial clock, demarcating a matrix of historical figures, disciplines, languages, events, colors,…

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Archipelago 21

Seoul, South Korea In design

Archipelago 21, Studio Libeskind’s masterplan for the redevelopment of the Yongsan International Business District, dramatically re-envisions the landscape of Seoul, Korea’s historic capital city.  Incorporating more than 30 million square feet of built area in a large urban park along the Han River, the sustainable plan was conceived to include an international business district, residential neighborhoods, cultural institutions, educational facilities, retail, and transportation. The Studio approached the plan from a human perspective, designing the project from the ground up. The site is organized like an archipelago, broken into distinct neighborhoods called “islands” connected internally by using a retail valley, inviting…

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Sonnets in Babylon

Completed

Concealing art with art is like wearing out a sleeve of the angel’s robe in a Resurrection. Why Aristotle dismisses Parmenides and other Eleatics (on the issue of the One and the many on the grounds of form) is a conundrum for which many should have killed themselves before, not after. One senses here not love but a distaste for the angled beams which emerge from the center of four, probably square, flat volumes to release the celestial ray locked in matter. I’ve never heard of a prettier trick! So let me join you in establishing a city… One might…

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Tangram

Poltrona Frau SpA Completed

The Tangram auditorium chair presents a new architectural approach to an auditorium chair. The Tangram shifts the idea of the auditorium chair towards a comfortable lounge chair. it is an affordable and comfortable answer to auditorium seating: the chair has a unique form, and in multiples, they create a lively architectural composition. The chair can be produced in a variety of different materials, textures and colors and it can be adapted to many different settings.

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Studio Weil

Mallorca, Spain Completed

Studio Weil is a painting and sculpture studio designed and built for the American painter and sculptor Barbara Weil overlooking the sea in Port d’Andratx in Mallorca, Spain.  Daniel Libeskind worked closely with Ms. Weil to create a building that not only responds to the surrounding landscape, but also forms a space which complements and contrasts the artist’s work. The building houses exhibition spaces, working quarters and a dramatic landscaped garden. The studio takes the form of a concrete arc that is cut through with a pair of stairs: one leading up to a roof deck with spectacular views of…

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Tour Signal La Defense Competition

Paris, France In competition

Daniel Libeskind’s proposal for Tour Signal radiates a vibrant new spirit for this mixed-use development in the City of Paris. The building is composed of two intertwined ribbons that spiral together formally and programmatically. The interstitial space between the two ribbons would be filled with southern-facing vertical gardens, creating biotopes for workers, visitors and residents, and illuminating the sky with life. These unique vertical gardens bring innovation to 21st-century towers, allowing nature to fill not only the parks, but the City’s skylines as well. The tower has a multitude of uses, including office, residential, hotel, entertainment, culture, retail, health and wellness, to…

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Magnet

Tirana, Albania Completed

Studio Libeskind’s first project in Albania, the Magnet housing development, consists of a master plan for a new residential neighborhood within walking distance of Tirana’s city center, along with the design for the first 13,000 sq.m tower within the master plan to serve as a catalyst for revitalizing the entire district. The thirteen story tower is crescent-shaped in plan, rising with stepped terraces toward a crescendo of 45 meters-high at the western tip.  The ridges of the undulating façade and the peaked penthouse silhouettes echo the surrounding mountain range seen beyond the city skyline from the terraces and balconies of…

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L Tower & Sony Centre

Toronto, Canada Completed

Studio Libeskind viewed the repurposing of a mid-modern theater into the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts as an opportunity to integrate city life with culture and the arts.  Working as part of a public/private partnership, the firm situated a 58-floor condominium tower next to the performing arts center and created a public plaza along the west side of the redevelopment. The L Tower extrudes upward, with bold, clean lines, until it expands with a dramatic curve at the top of the tower.  The functional form: tapering backward prevents shadows from being cast onto the adjacent Berczy Park.  Inset balconies…

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NAI Exhibition

Rotterdam, Netherlands Completed

“This project is composed of architectural models and drawings as well as their extension to the concrete space they open to the public. This particular exhibition represents the search for architecture and is a microcosm of ideas and thoughts. It is the intention of the exhibition design that the public co-participate in a scheme by following an imaginative and nonlinear path in order to experience “the other side” : “the substance” of hope and the proof of what remains invisible in space. The public is invited to reflect on a different relationship between drawings and thought, building and construction. The…

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CityLife Residences

Milan, Italy Completed

The Libeskind residences employ the classical courtyard configuration and naturalistic materials of an historic Milanese neighborhood, while presenting an asymmetrical layering of the façade. The residential buildings are sited on the perimeter of the site to the south and rise towards the park to the north. The facades are clad in a finely textured, light grey tile, developed for the project by the Italian tile company Casalgrande Padana. Undulating outdoor spaces create a rhythmic pattern and are draped with a brise soleils, made with new, highly-sustainable composite wood. Each building is topped off by double-height penthouses, conceived as villas, with…

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Ice

Lasvit Completed

Working with the master craftsmen at the Lasvit factory in the Czech Republic, Mr. Libeskind has created a bold, geometric chandelier that achieves a ‘one-of-a-kind’ luminosity through the delicate and fluid quality of hand-blown glass. The Ice chandelier is made up of clear glass ‘cells,’ blown into angular molds and then clustered together in a series of puzzle-like, triangular patterns. These modular patterns can be twisted and turned into any number of horizontal compositions to suit a wide variety of spaces.  Like stalactites or icicles, the glass forms capture light, refracting it into prisms, so that each column glows in unpredictable…

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Corals at Keppel Bay

Singapore Under construction

Corals is a highly sustainable mid-rise residential complex situated on the historic King’s Dock on Keppel Bay in Singapore. The 11-buliding complex ranges in height from 4 to 12 stories and comprise 366 luxurious waterfront homes.  Counter to the conventional-thinking of building up the along the shoreline,  Studio Libeskind carefully sited Corals in a V-formation, keeping the ocean frontage open, and  thus allowing for spectacular views of the bay from even the furthest set back units. Clad in a naturalistic palette of glazed, white metal tile and glass panels, the facades of each building create an undulating rhythm accentuated by…

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Nina & Denver Door Handles

Olivari Completed

These handles are the outcome of a skillful work of removing material to obtain a thinned volume with an extremely modern character. It is suitable for modern environments, where design sophistication becomes a distinctive element of taste.

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Three Lessons in Architecture: The Machines

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA Completed

The Space of Encounter, by Daniel Libeskind Three Lessons in Architecture: The Machines Installation, Venice Biennale, 1985 The proposal deals with the city and its architecture in the form of participatory engagement with three large machines. The public is involved with creating and interpreting architecture in its broad social, cultural, and historical perspective. The three machines propose a fundamental recollection and a retrieval of the historical destiny of architecture; a singular, if unexpected, homecoming. This mechanism constitutes a single project: Each segment forms a starting point for the understanding and functioning of the others. Together they form a cycle in…

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Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’Park

Busan, South Korea Completed

Here, on the waterfront of the southern city of Busan, the largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Studio Libeskind created the tallest residential tower in Asia*.  The Haeundae Udong   mixed-use project also encompasses two other residential towers, a 34-floor high-rise hotel, an office tower, and a three-floor retail building with residential units—altogether a 4 ½ million-square-foot development. Instead of simply extruding the footprints of these oceanside buildings, Studio Libeskind varied the heights, curved the façades and tapered the profiles to create a sculptural composition on the horizon.  The curvilinear geometry serves a sustainability strategy, harvesting and modulating natural light. …

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Anatomy of Architecture

Bologna, Italy Completed

The position of the head first led to a particular idea of space.  This idea of space was neutral, regardless of what was happening in it. Anatomy of Architecture is a reflection on how the position of the head has changed the perception of architecture. I have created a concrete head from the virtual head of Piero della Francesca’s work on perspective. Is the head still looking?  If yes – from where and at what?   Daniel Libeskind February 2013

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Sharp

Varenna Completed

The Sharp series for Varenna includes a customizable kitchen and wardrobe. The Sharp kitchen incorporates Libeskind’s signature style into a modular kitchen layout.  Wedge-shaped, cast stainless-steel cabinet-pulls cross-hatch the wood cabinetry, a new -to-market, highly durable Corian product is specified for the countertops and a triangular bar for casual dining and entertaining, are some of the highlights of the Sharp design. The Sharp wardrobe is conceived as an architectural element with a floor-to-ceiling door clad in Italian leather with diagonal lines stitched crossways.

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The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge

Covington, Kentucky Completed

The curving crescent form and sloping roofline of this 20-story residential tower were designed to maximize views, so that residents would have unobstructed visibility of the Cincinnati skyline from every unit. The reflections of sky and river also introduce an accent of blue to an otherwise earth-tone palette.  In its ascending height, the form of the building mimics the suspension cables of the nearby Roebling’s Bridge, a central feature of Covington’s waterfront, and links the lower residential structures to the east with the more modern commercial buildings to the west. Reaching 300 feet at its pinnacle, the 300,000-square-foot building includes…

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Geometric Fragment

Bologna Water Design, Italy Completed

Geometric Fragment, a sculpture designed by Daniel Libeskind and produced by Antrax for Water Design, inside the chapel of the ex-Bastardini Hospital in Bologna, gestures towards the Baroque by erecting a broken fragment of a sphere. The installation consists of two elements which dialogue in tension with each other: the spherical fragment, in contrast with the chapel’s interior, and the sheet of black oil from which it emerges, reflecting light and absorbing color, thereby highlighting its dynamic plasticity. The complex relationship between the context and the installation offers a reflection on the transformation of architecture through history; from the Baroque to…

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Garden of Love and Fire

Almere, Netherlands Completed

This quiet meditation garden is located in the ‘town without a history’ of Almere, The Netherlands. The garden consists of an observation platform, three narrow water canals, and a fourth dry channel on which a rectilinear volume is resting.  These lines direct themselves toward three particular locations: Salamanca, Paris, and Almere. They signify a world location in which love (Juan de la Cruz) and fire (Paul Celan) intersect in Almere’s future. The inscribed ciphers refer to the encounter between Juan de la Cruz and Paul Celan in the newly reclaimed land. They become readable at precisely those times when the…

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Collezionare il Novecento. Claudia Gian Ferrari collezionista, gallerista e storica dell’arte

Museo del 900, Milan, Italy Completed

The Museo del 900, Milan’s Museum of 20th century art, has opened an exhibition of the collection of the famed Milanese collector Claudia Gian Ferrari. Daniel Libeskind, who met Claudia Gian Ferrari in the 1980s through their mutual friend Aldo Rossi, was asked to design the exhibition, which was curated by Danka Giacon.The exhibition will be open from 9 November, 2012 to 3 March, 2013.

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Tea Set

Sawaya & Moroni Completed

Premiering during the 2009 Milan Design Week in the showroom of the famous Via Manzoni, Daniel Libeskind’s tea set designed for Sawaya & Moroni is his first home accessory. Libeskind’s tea set reflects his unique architectural style that has resulted in iconic buildings all over the world; here that design sense is miniaturized in the form of this striking sculptural object for use in the home.  This handmade Sterling silver tea set includes tea pot, coffee pot, creamer, two tea cups, sugar bowl and tray.

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The Wing

Fiam Completed

The WING mirror collection, designed for Fiam, reimagines the mirror and its magical space. The name refers to the way our image is reflected back at us each morning, jolting us awake and forcing the dreams and desires of the night to take wing. The mystery of reflection is suggested by two parallel lines near the top and the bottom of each mirror that break the flat surface and cause a frisson of dislocation in the viewer. The effect is heightened by the fact that, if the mirrors are hung perpendicular to the floor, the “breaks” appear at an angle, while if the…

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Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the Eric F. Ross building

Berlin, Germany Completed

This one-floor 25,000-square-foot academy is located across the street from the Jewish Museum Berlin, on the site of the historic Blumengrossmarkt (flower market) in Berlin.  Here, the Jewish Museum Berlin offers public programs in a space that includes a library as well as offices, archives, and support spaces.  Within the building, there is a Garden of the Diaspora, filled with plants and shrubs from all around the world. The Academy is integrated into the ensemble of the Kollegienhaus and the Jewish Museum Berlin. A tilted cube penetrates the outer wall of the hall, creating a counterpart to the main entrance…

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Harmony Tower

Seoul, South Korea In design

A 46-floor sustainable office high-rise, The Harmony Tower was designed as a glowing gateway to the western entrance to the Yongsan International Business District (YIBD) in Seoul.  Inspired by traditional Korean paper lanterns, the design concept considers the tower a faceted lantern with multiple planes that reflect the sky and earth and capture light from its differing angles. In subtle ways, the tower serves its urban context, tapering at its base to create a feeling of space for a pedestrian plaza, expanding in its middle to maximize floor plates and Han River views, and tapering again at the top to…

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Radix Ceiling Light

iGuzzini Completed

Developed for iGuzzini, the patented Radix ceiling lighting system aims to provide more than a certain level of wattage: rather, the Radix allows the user to control not only the amount, but also the character of light to create a mood of well-being.   It is the result of experimentation in photobiology­­—the biological effects of exposure to light and the nature of variations of daylight in artificial spaces.   “I think well-being and light are intimately correlated. As somebody that travels a lot around the world, I see that there is a need for daylight and also to create an atmosphere…

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Idea

TreP-TrePiù Completed

The IDEA door evolved from extensive research and a creative collaboration between Daniel Libeskind and TRE-Più. It offers a unique sensorial experience and adds something special to the space it’s placed within. The goal of the collaboration was to create a truly unique product with a high level of perceptual richness and technical capability. The way the door feels to the touch, what it looks like to the eye, what is sounds like to the ear, and what it does to the atmosphere of a place is of paramount importance. The rich tactile sense of IDEA is reinforced by the exclusive patented profile in…

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Beyond the Wall – Interni Installation

Milan, Italy Completed

Daniel Libeskind presents an installation called Beyond the Wall as part of the Interni Hybrid/Metissage Architecture & Design Exhibition being held at the Cortile d’Onore Seicentesco of the Università Statale April 9-14.  Made from Silestone® quartz treated with Consentino’s innovative matte “suede” finish, this spectacular polycentric spiral opens in multiple directions along many different trajectories, propulsively twisting to a dramatic zenith. The exhibition’s other contributors include Sefer Caglar, Michele Cazzani, Mario Cucinella, Michele de Lucchi, Akihisa Hirata, Steven Holl, Simone Micheli, Chritophe Pillet, Luca Scacchetti, Dean Skira and Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov with Marco Bravura.

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Flow

Jacuzzi Completed

FLOW, created for Jacuzzi®, turns a purely functional object into a luxurious icon of design. With its torque-like structure – a fitting setting for the company’s innovative hydromassage technology – FLOW recalls the intricacy of a Roman bath, the whimsy of a Baroque-era cistern and the intensity of a deep sea vortex.

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Palazzo dell’Edilizia of Alessandria

Alessandria, Italy In design

Located next to a legendary battlefield from Napoleon’s second campaign, the Palazzo dell’Edilizia is the headquarters of the public company that manages the union of construction workers in the Alessandria province in northern Italy. A tall photovoltaic tower tilts upward as a dramatic symbol of sustainability, atop four floors accommodating a laboratory for new technology testing, classrooms, a conference center that can hold up to 250 people, union offices and parking.  Using both geothermal energy and photovoltaic technology, the Palazzo dell’Edilizia of Alessandria will provide 100% of the energy necessary for the life and work of the building year-round.

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Memoria e Luce, 9/11 Memorial

Padua, Italy Completed

The Memoria e Luce is a memorial for victims of the 9/11 attacks on New York City.  A twisted steel beam salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, which was donated by the United States to the Veneto Region and in turn to the City of Padua, was used to realize the design of an open and luminous book.  The memorial was created with the support and collaboration of Permasteelisa.

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Torq

Sawaya & Moroni Completed

The Torq armchair and table is inspired by the Museo di Arte Contemporanea (in Milano) which is based on Leonardo’s inscription of the human figure in the circle and the square. This dynamic ensemble is created by simple geometries in a complex relationship that offers an artistic expression for the home or office. The concept of the Torq continues a conversation with the traditions of tubular steel furniture originating in the Bauhaus, passing through the art deco period and into our time. What is new in the architecture of the armchair and the table, is the concept of transforming a square tubular base…

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Glass Courtyard, Jewish Museum Berlin

Berlin, Germany Completed

This 7,000 square foot addition to the Jewish Museum in Berlin is located in the courtyard of the historical building, “Kollegienhaus”, which was built in 1735. The museum needed a multifunctional space that would provide additional room for the museum’s restaurant and extend the lobby to provide event space for lectures, concerts, and dinners. The distinctive architecture of the addition creates a space that can be used throughout the year while preserving the courtyard qualities of the baroque building.  Within the columns supporting the roof, there is a sophisticated sound system and within the enclosure itself, a stage rises from…

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eL

Zumtobel / Sawaya & Moroni Completed

Daniel Libeskind’s eL Chandelier is roughly nine feet tall and two-and-a-half feet wide. It weighs 350 pounds. A luminous, sharp-edged, cascading shape, the chandelier has a highly-polished stainless steel exterior and a stainless-and-23-carat-gold-plated-leaf interior. Created in collaboration with SAWAYA & MORONI S.p.A. and Austrian lighting company Zumtobel, the limited-edition eL Chandelier is distinguished by both its striking design and the sophisticated technology that underlies it. The light emitted by eL mimics and reproduces the cosmic light that fills the Universe. To achieve this, Dr. Noam I Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind’s son and an astrophysicist at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, used eL’s LEDs…

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The Wheel of Conscience

Halifax, Canada Completed

The Wheel of Conscience is a kinetic installation on display in Halifax at the Canadian Museum of Immigration on Pier 21, the gateway to Canada for a million immigrants and now a National Historic Site.  The work was inspired by the story of the M.S. St. Louis, a ship carrying Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, which the Canadian government turned away in 1939. The work is a heavy steel wheel placed vertically and housing four interlocking steel gears powered by an electric motor.  The words “hatred, racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism” are applied in relief to the face of the gears. The…

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Extension to the Felix Nussbaum Haus

Osnabrück, Germany Completed

Daniel Libeskind was invited to return to the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Germany, his first completed project, to design an extension 13 years after the museum’s opening. Attached to the Kunstgeschichtliche Museum and connected to the Felix Nussbaum Haus by a glass bridge, the new building transforms the existing buildings into a cohesive complex by acting as a gateway.  As a part of the transformation, an entrance hall with a museum shop and learning center has been added, and the lower floor of the Kunstgeschichtliche Museum redesigned to include a flexible lecture hall and event space, caterings facilities, cloakrooms…

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Beyond the Wall

Almeria, Spain Completed

Beyond The Wall and is a remarkable result of the ongoing collaboration between Libeskind Design and Cosentino Group. A temporary version of this sculpture was showcased in Milan’s Statale University during Milan’s Design Week 2013. Beyond the Wall,  based on the infinite possibilities of the spiral, is a unique structure and is the first to be created using Dekton® by Cosentino.It is not a traditional spiral with a single center and axis, but a contemporary spiral which opens a plurality of directions along many different trajectories; a polycentric spiral, propulsively twisting to a dramatic zenith. Beyond the Wall shows how this…

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Chamber Works

Drawings Completed

Now famous, this set of 28 drawings was created by Daniel Libeskind during the years in which he served as the head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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CABINN Metro Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark Completed

This stylish hotel capitalizes on its maritime theme by a highly graphic design program and tiny guest rooms made inviting through smart built-ins that echo ship cabins. The building is made up of two intersecting volumes, clad in glass and aluminum composite:   one, lower and straight, and another, higher and curved.  The deep blue and light gray aluminum cladding forms the canvas for line patterns that extend over the main facades in the form of aluminum profiles or etched glass, based on Daniel Libeskind’s drawing series, Chamberworks, while the two end walls are painted a lush, lipstick red. Located in…

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Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

Columbus, Ohio Completed

This outdoor memorial was conceived to keep alive the memory of the millions who lost their lives in the Holocaust and the American soldiers who liberated those in concentration camps.  Studio Libeskind’s design encourages the contemplation of ideas and values that cut across generations, ethnic identity, and creed. Approaching from the Statehouse, the visitor walks on a limestone walkway between inclined, graduated stone walls and two stone benches towards a pair of large 18-ft-high bronze panels.  Embossed with a story told by a survivor of Auschwitz, the panels are also irregularly angled at their inner edges.  The planes meet in…

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Tangent Façade

Seoul, South Korea Completed

Studio Libeskind designed the bold façade of the new Hyundai Development Company headquarters to integrate the building with a public plaza and below-grade spaces, as well as to serve future development on the site.  A gigantic, 203 ft. ring, encompassing red and white geometric forms, and an inclined metal vector has been superimposed on the existing modern office tower, transforming the main façade and plaza areas.  The façade has balconies and louvers. “Viewed from the street, the façade is a vivid and memorable expression through a combination of graphic elements and colours, creating a play of light and shadows.” –Architecture…

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Pinnacle

Bologna Water Design, Italy Completed

The installation Pinnacle, grew out of Libeskind’s desire to celebrate the history and tradition of ceramic manufacturing in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region. The 8m-high sculpture, which sits in the 17th-century Courtyard of the Priory in the former Children’s Hospital of Bologna, the region’s capital, consists of two imposing facades made of metalized-porcelain ceramic panels. The facades converge to form a pinnacle that serves as a gate to the former hospital complex. The sculpture is a collaboration with the well-known Italian floor and cladding tile manufacturer Casalgrande Padana, while the joint project began at the CityLife construction site, where the Emilia-based…

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Theatrum Mundi

Drawings Completed

Theatrum Mundi is a series of 12 abstract color plates that give visual form to a premonition of the future as a city besieged by an unknown infection.

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Spirit House Chair

Nienkämper Furniture & Accessories Inc Completed

In advance of the June 2nd opening of the new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), architect Daniel Libeskind and Toronto furniture designer Klaus Nienkämper have unveiled a new limited edition, custom built piece of furniture entitled the Spirit House Chair, inspired by the architectural peaks and facades of Libeskind’s Lee-Chin Crystal. The contemporary, multi-faceted Spirit House Chair is architect Daniel Libeskind’s first foray into the world of furniture. The chair is constructed entirely of 14 gauge stainless steel with a brushed finish and weighs 180 lbs. It is designed to be oriented in five different positions…

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Zohar Lamp

Zumtobel In design

The Zohar luminaire designed by Daniel Libeskind explores the idea of street lighting from a new perspective. Based on human proportions, it modulates light through its stainless steel facets, achieving a friendly yet striking effect. Reaching beyond the mechanical and anonymous device, the light pole imbues the street with a subtle complexity and contributes to the richness and diversity of the city. The intricate physiognomy of the pole allows the Zohar to maintain its sculptural qualities even when used in clusters and rows: its emotional sensibility creates a living space around it, making the urban experience a little more multi-faceted…

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Mirage

Fiam Completed

Also designed for Fiam, for the Mirage mirror Mr. Libeskind has taken the timeless shape of an ellipse and recast it as a thin reflective sliver, attached just 5 cm from the wall.  Across the surface of mirror, he has run a crimped line, like a lengthwise slash.  The resulting broken and refracted reflection endows the Mirage mirror with an a shifting sense of three-dimensionality when looked at from different points of view, while its extreme thinness produces the optical illusion of a mysterious shadow between the wall and mirror: a mirage.

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Paragon

Artemide Completed

Paragon, the new floor lamp designed by Daniel Libeskind for Artemide, has a long slender profile that casts a vertical blade of light. The unique geometry creates a warm lighting effect making it suitable for office, shop or home use. The asymmetric section gives the form a multifaceted appearance and accentuates the lightness of the vertical structure, giving Paragon a sense of refined complexity.

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The Wedge

do ut do 2014 Design for Hospice Completed

The Wedge by Daniel Libeskind, a sculpture designed for the do ut do Hospice exhibition, is a representation of the metaphysics of space. It poses the question: is space tangible if infinite, or a finite dream? Through the disjuncture between positive and negative spaces, The Wedge is an homage to the tradition of Italian sculpture which challenges the weight and solidity of marble with the malleability of pure Form. The cube out of which the wedge is cut could be seen as the Euclidean, whereas the wedge itself is the Modern. As Frank Lloyd Wright said, the wedge is the strongest form…

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Banca Sistema

Milano, Pisa, Padova, Italy Completed

For the forward-thinking Banca Sistema, Studio Libeskind Milano created interiors to reflect the company’s philosophy of a new banking experience for Italy. Libeskind designed complex forms in dialogue with classical and ecological materials—materials chosen in order to create a contemporary working environment with classical wooden finishes. At the heart of the project is the well-being of the people who inhabit the space; the use of wood helps to create visual and psychological warmth. The project was created in the spirit that every environment, irrespective of size and function, should inspire and stimulate its visitors. As such, even the stone floor and sloped ceiling become important…

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