Baccarat Hotel and Residences

Dubai, UAE In design

Studio Libeskind, in association with AECOM, has designed two high-rise towers in Downtown Dubai. Offering uninterrupted views of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Frame, Al Fahidi Fort, and the Dubai Creek, the Baccarat Hotel & Residences is situated in tower one and will host 144 rooms and suites, along with 49 Baccarat branded residences. The crystalline-inspired towers rise in an intentional hierarchy and a shared architectural vocabulary. Tower one rises at 237 meters high (44 floors), steps forward towards the main road, and includes the hotel and residences, café, restaurants, bar, spa, and pool. Designed as a cluster of prismatic…

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Atrium at Sumner

Brooklyn, New York Under construction

Studio Libeskind designed the Atrium at Sumner in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, on NYCHA’s Sumner Houses Campus. The $132 million building is a partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Selfhelp Community Services, RiseBoro, and Urban Builders Collaborative/Lettire Construction Corp. The 11-story senior building was constructed on underutilized land on NYCHA’s Sumner Houses campus. The new building features 190 apartments, with 132 available to senior households earning below or equivalent to 50 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), 57 units reserved for seniors who…

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CityLife Residences, Parcel II

Milan, Italy Completed

Studio Libeskind concludes its work on the 25-hectare site that included the masterplan, 10-hectare central park, and a new public piazza within a gleaming skyline composed of three iconic towers by Studio Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Arata Isozaki & Associates and the first housing parcel that provided 330 luxury units. For Daniel Libeskind, the design of the Residences reflects the changing composition of an historic Milanese neighborhood. Using a classical courtyard configuration and naturalistic materials he remains faithful to the character of the surrounding area, while the asymmetrical layering of the façade signals a contemporary transformation of this…

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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 that opened in 2011 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,…

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Pas de Deux

Shanghai, China Under construction

Pas De Deux is located on two symmetrical plots adjacent to the Concerto site and South of Ennead’s Ring building. The project features a hotel residence building that frames the district’s central axis as it terminates on the lakefront—creating a gateway into the site from the shore.  Both structures are composed of intersecting volumes stepping up towards the central axis and seeming to reach out to each other across the open space like dancers in a Pas De Deux. A dramatic Pas de Deux expresses the archetypal intimacy between two people. The two dancers move in a synchronized way, their…

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Dancing Tower

Chengdu, China Under construction

Studio Libeskind has designed the latest residential tower for the Luxelakes Eco-City located in Chengdu, China. The Dancing Tower is inspired by the traditional Chinese Water Sleeve Dance—the famous flowing fabric of a dancer’s sleeves that creates undulating forms. This inspiration is immediately recognized in two soaring fans that frame the entrance and seem to reverberate up through the streaming shape of the balconies and screening elements. The latter is formed by modular framed glass elements and metal fins, spanning floor to floor and arranged in a vivid pattern. The tower stands 40 floors/ 159 meters high and includes a…

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Connecticut, USA Completed

This gleaming, chocolate-colored structure was designed as one folded plan, and takes its name from the number of the planes (18), points (36), and lines (54) that the spiraling ribbon makes as it defines the living space of this 2,000 square foot dwelling. Challenging both traditional and modern notions of “the house in the landscape,” this bold design does not sacrifice itself to its natural setting, but selectively incorporates the elements therein for the enhancement of both house and its Connecticut environs. Studio Libeskind was approached by a client that wanted a mixture of the avant-garde and the cozy. The…

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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 in Toronto, Canada.  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 backward curve at the top of the tower that prevents its shadow from being cast onto the adjacent Berczy Park. Inset…

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Frankfurt, Germany Under construction

Situated in the thriving Riedberg neighborhood of Frankfurt, seven residential villas create the new Verve development. Each four story building is designed as three intersecting volumes with a naturalistic palette of materials that reflect the character of the surrounding area. Curved wood slatted screens wrap the buildings at different intervals creating an asymmetrical layering, while providing passive solar shading and privacy for each unit. Spacious balconies providing sightlines to the neighboring Kätcheslach Park, and ground-floor units have private garden terraces. The floor plan of each unit is unique and focuses on well-being and energy efficiency. The project concept arrives from…

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Zlota 44

Warsaw, Poland Completed

Daniel Libeskind returned to his native country to create this residential tower in central Warsaw. The tower offers residents an unmatched living experience, providing world-class amenities and services that create a community and lifestyle that is unprecedented in the Polish property market. Zlota44 was Europe’s tallest high-rise residential tower when the building was completed. The 54-floor tower created a new model for luxury living in one of Europe’s fastest growing economic centers. To preserve precious daylight amid a dense and historic urban fabric, the team meticulously sculpted the buildings’ form with the arc of the sun path, allowing for maximum daylight…

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São Paulo, Brazil Completed

Vitra is a luminous glass-clad, high-rise residential project in the Itaim Bibi district of São Paulo, near a number of the city’s main thoroughfares and to the popular Ibirapuera and Do Povo parks. It is the Studio’s first built project in South America. The bold, sculptural design features a multi-faceted glass façade embedded with balconies that form a geometric pattern across the façade. The building is engaged in a play of transparency and opaqueness: with the progression of the sun, the glass shifts between a perfect mirror of the sky and dynamic São Paulo city life, and a transparent geometric composition. Vitra…

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CityLife Residences

Milan, Italy Completed

The residences designed by Studio Libeskind 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…

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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 encompasses residential towers, a hotel, an office tower, and a three-floor retail building with residential units—altogether a 4 ½ million-square-foot development. Instead of a simple extrusion of 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.  The concept is…

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Century Spire

Manila, Philippines Completed

Century Spire is a mixed-used, 60-story tower in Manila’s Makati district – the Philippines’ financial and economic hub.  The tower has a diagonally braced structure with a facade that is clad in a semi-reflective glass curtain.  It is articulated with balconies and terraces to create a rhythmic geometric pattern.  As the tower rises, three branches expand reaching different heights and form a dramatic crown at the top. The upper floors will be comprised of residential units that include one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, along with suites, duplexes and penthouses.  Each unit will feature floor to ceiling glazing and a unique…

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CityLife Master Plan

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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Corals at Keppel Bay

Singapore Completed

Corals is a highly sustainable mid-rise residential complex situated on the historic King’s Dock on Keppel Bay in Singapore. The 11-building complex ranges in height from 4 to 12 stories and is comprised of 366 luxurious waterfront homes. In contrast to the conventional approach 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 the furthest set back units. The seaside living experience is further infused into the site by way of a series of reflecting pools that run the…

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Denver Art Museum Residences

Denver, Colorado, USA Completed

The Museum Residences sit directly across the plaza from the iconic extension to the Denver Art Museum, also by Studio Libeskind. The design employs the soft qualities of the translucent glass skin, combined with metal-clad geometric forms to 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…

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The Villa – Libeskind Signature Series

Datteln, Germany Completed

This four bedroom, two-floor home while completed in Germany can be constructed and shipped to almost any location in the world within months and assembled by a team of experts within weeks. 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 prefabricated 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 residential market between the one-off custom home and…

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Allan and Geraldine Rosenberg Residence

Long Island, New York Completed

In collaboration with Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. and Selfhelp Realty Group, Inc., Studio Libeskind has designed the  41,833 square-foot, Alan and Geraldine Rosenberg Residence for seniors on Long Island. Selfhelp and Studio Libeskind are also currently collaborating on senior housing at the Sumner Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located in the Village of Freeport, the project is planned as a 45-unit housing community serving the area’s low-income senior population.  In addition to the building’s one-bedroom apartments, the design includes community space, a recreational rooftop terrace, and a walking track, as well as many green and energy-efficient features. The design features a minimal…

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Eagle in Flight

Tirana, Albania Completed

The thirteen story tower is crescent-shaped in plan, rising with stepped terraces towards a crescendo of 45 meter-high at the western tip.  The ridges of the undulating façade and the peaked penthouse silhouette echoes the surrounding mountain range seen beyond the city skyline from the terraces and balconies of each unit.  At street-level there is retail and office space and a pedestrian plaza. Each of the 115 units have south-exposed living areas where the window and door openings have been designed in concert with the balcony forms to maximize passive solar shading in the summer, while allowing the lower winter…

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Magnet Housing Master Plan

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 Eagle in Flight, the first 13,000 square meter tower within the master plan to serve as a catalyst for revitalizing the entire district. The masterplan was tailored around a complex site that lacked any public streets. Studio Libeskind opted to keep the site car-free and created a system of interconnected green courtyards linked by pedestrian and cycle paths. The buildings around each courtyard are varied in scale, orientation…

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The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge

Covington, Kentucky, USA Completed

The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge in Covington is a stunning testament to the vitality and rebirth of the greater Cincinnati area, bridging the gap from the area’s industrial roots to its contemporary identity. Situated on a 1 acre site adjoining the slipway to Roebling’s Bridge, the building reaches 300 feet at its pinnacle and is a departure from the surrounding waterfront buildings. Even so, the building features a color palate that echoes the trusses and cables of the bridge, paying homage to Roebling while also suggesting the promises of a digital future. The ascending crescent form and sloped rooflines offer…

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