Occitanie Tower

Toulouse, France In design

In the historic ‘rose’ city of Toulouse, the sculpted Occitanie Tower will rise 150 meters above the Canal du Midi in the heart of the city’s business district. Set to be the first skyscraper in the city, the tower’s curvaceous form is interrupted by a spiral of greenery that rises from street level up to the 40th floor. The tower includes 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, up to 120 apartments, a restaurant with panoramic views, commercial space for shops, and offices on the ground floor for the railway company SNCF. Construction start date is set for…

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Downtown Tower

Vilnius, Lithuania In design

The Downtown Tower-k18B is a harmonious progression of glass volumes that consists of an 18-story  tower, set atop a 6-story podium that are connected by a luminous glass-covered galleria. The tower responds to the “urban hill” concept in the business district—its massing is regulated with the sequential growth of neighboring towers, creating a harmonious urban composition. 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 square meter building complex…

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East Thiers Station

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…

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Tampere Deck and Arena

Tampere, Finland Under construction

The Crown Central Deck and Arena project is an ambitious urban renewal project, situated at a pivotal location within Tampere. It stitches the urban fabric back together across an existing railway and connects East to West, creating a new vibrant hub of high quality living, working, leisure and culture for the city and Finland. The mixed-use program consists of a multi-purpose ice hockey arena with a hotel, five adjacent towers with a podium and includes residences, 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…

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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 Tower draws on the sphere for inspiration and slopes inward towards it’s counterparts and the central park below. PricewaterhouseCoopers will become the single tenant of the Libeskind Tower at CityLife and will house 3,000 professionals,…

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Kö-Bogen Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany Completed

Kö-Bogen, or the `King’s Bow,’ is a LEED Platinum rated large-scale office and retail complex whose sinuous form hugs the point where the Königsallee Boulevard, Düsseldorf’s primary thoroughfare, converges with the newly created Hofgarten promenade. 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. 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…

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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 the…

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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 transformed 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…

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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

Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre is an urban scale architectural project including 55 shops, 10 restaurants and bars, a hotel, a multiplex cinema, and an indoor water park with wellness center and housing. This mixed-use program radically reinvents the concept of shopping, entertainment and living. With its impressive location above Bern’s A1 highway and direct connection to train and transport networks, the 1.5 million square foot complex is a self-enclosed district with day and night facilities offering endless amenities and services Westside’s design concept aimed to create a public space with day and night facilities, a self-enclosed district offering endless…

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Harmony Tower

Seoul, South Korea In design

The Harmony Tower design concept is for a 46-floor sustainable office high-rise in the Yongsan International Business District (YIBD) development, a project with a masterplan by Studio Libeskind. 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. Three-story Vertical winter gardens on the south and west façades provide users with access to natural ventilation and planted gardens at each of the 38 office floors. The sky gardens are thematically staged around four themes: Green Gallery, Meadow Plaza, Sky…

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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-foot 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 design explores the interplay of light and shadow, varying light conditions throughout the year and creating a meditative environment for reflection. The project…

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