Occitanie Tower

Toulouse, France In design

In the historic ‘rose’ city of Toulouse, the Occitanie Tower is planned to be the first skyscraper near the growing city centre.  Integrated into the overall form of the building, the façade and public platform is a continuous vertical landscape. This spiral of greenery that rises up the tower references the lush waterway of Canal du Midi that winds through the city. Trees will line the platform of the building and a ribbon of gardens will curl around the glass facade to its full height. The 40-storey tower includes 11,000 sq. m of office space, a Hilton hotel, up to 120…

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Downtown Tower

Vilnius, Lithuania In design

The Downtown Tower-k18B is a harmonious progression of glass volumes that consists of a  18-storey  tower, set atop a 6-storey podium that are connected by a luminous glass-covered galeria. The building’s ground floor hosts public facilities including a restaurant, bar and retail as well as hotel and office lobbies. The geometry creates a unique expression enriching the city skyline and improving its multi-dimensionality. The bold, sculptural design of this multi-faceted glass tower reflects the light,  sky and  Lithuanian surroundings with a play of transparent and opaque surfaces. The 20,000 sq. meter building complex is strategically located steps from the nexus…

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Iconic

Nice, France Under construction

Studio Libeskind in collaboration with Fevrier Carre Architectes and landscape architect Jean Mus was selected to design the “Gare Thiers-Est” (East Thiers Station), as a result of an international competition sponsored by the City of Nice.  The project involves the design of 20,000 square meters of high-end commercial space that will feature two levels of shops, a 120 room hotel and office spaces, a sculptural entry pavilion, a 200 seat auditorium below grade, and a restaurant offering an open roof terrace with views towards the sea on the top floor. Part of a major urban redevelopment of Thiers central station and its…

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Tampere Deck and Arena

Tampere, Finland Under construction

The Tampere Deck and Arena project is an urban scale development in Tampere, Finland that will be built on top of an existing railway track in the heart of the city. The mixed-use program consists of a multi-purpose ice hockey arena with a hotel, five adjacent towers with a podium and includes residential, retail and offices. The arena, which occupies one fifth of the complex, will have the capacity to accommodate 11,000 visitors. 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 approximately 63,000…

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CityLife, PwC Tower

Milano, Italy Under construction

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower designed by Studio Libeskind, will complete the business district of the CityLife master plan in Milan. Close to the center of the new grand central park it is one of three iconic commercial high rise buildings.  Situated between towers designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Arata Isozaki & Associates who won the competition in conjuction with Studio Libeskind in 2004. The Libeskind designed tower slopes in towards it’s counterparts and the central park below.  Pricewaterhouse Coopers will become the single tenant of the Libeskind Tower at CityLife and will house 3,000 professionals, 500 staff, and four service lines…

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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 a dynamic new attraction in the heart of Düsseldorf, Germany. 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 by a…

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Lotte Mall Songdo & Officetel

Songdo, South Korea Under construction

Located in the commercial and retail heart of the South Korean Songdo International Business District (New Songdo City) a 600 hectare waterfront development, Studio Libeskind designed the Lotte Mall Songdo and Officetel Towers to create a 21st-century live-work experience. The Lotte Mall Songdo is inspired by the aesthetics of Korean efficiency and luxury, with a form that is composed of glass, greenery and steel.  The round entrance and the broad site plan create differentiated areas, allowing for a diversity of light, lines and form. The new towers are visible beyond the shopping center’s asymmetric façade, creating a balance between the low…

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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 in Italy 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…

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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 the 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 see the 17th-century Beffroi tower, a UNESCO Heritage Site of Belgium, in the historic center of town, and a new train station designed by Santiago Calatrava…

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Crystals at CityCenter

Las Vegas , Nevada, USA 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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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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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, South Korea.  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…

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CABINN Metro Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark Completed

This stylish hotel in Copenhagen 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….

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Tangent Façade

Seoul, South Korea Completed

Studio Libeskind designed the bold façade of the new Hyundai Development Company headquarters located in Seoul, South Korea, to integrate the building with a public plaza and below-grade spaces, as well as serve future development on the site.  A gigantic, 203 ft. ring, encompassing red and white geometric forms, and an inclined metal vector was superimposed onto the existing modern office tower, transforming the main façade and plaza areas. The façade also includes working balconies and louvers. The project was completed in 2005.   “Viewed from the street, the façade is a vivid and memorable expression through a combination of graphic…

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