East Thiers Station

Nice, France In design

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 18,300 square meters of high-end commercial space featuring shops, restaurants with panoramic views of the city, as well as a Hilton hotel, a 600-seat auditorium, co-working spaces and terraced cafes. Part of a major urban redevelopment of Thiers central station (€ 61.5 million in ongoing investments) and its surroundings and the project will reconnect the urban fabric by creating new…

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New Lotte Mall

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 to create a 21st-century live-work experience. The New Lotte Mall 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 towers are visible beyond the shopping center’s asymmetric façade, creating a balance between the low and high-rise structures.   The bold…

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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, Italy. The design for the business park features three towers in conversation with one another. They stand in close volumetric relationship—seemingly cut from…

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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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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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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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