Daniel Libeskind: Beyond the Wall 26.36° – NAI


Beyond the Wall, Netherlands Architecture Institute, 1997

In Beyond the Wall 26.36° the Netherlands Architecture Institute gives a survey of Daniel Libeskind’s work. Special about this Libeskind exhibition is its approach; a survey of Daniel Libeskind’s work exhibited inside a labyrinth designed by the architect especially for the occasion in close collaboration with Cecil Balmond of Ove Arup engineer’s firm. Such nontraditional approach grants the visitor a thought-provoking three-dimensional experience of Libeskind’s architecture.

“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 design of the exhibition itself transforms and alters the original hall of the NAi and proposes a new understanding of the materiality of ideas.”– Daniel Libeskind, Beyond the Wall Exhibition, Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) Rotterdam, The Space of Encounter