Architect, New York
Daniel Libeskind is a world-renowned architect whose unmistakable work is characterised by a narrative use of forms.
His main works include sizable cultural facilities such as the expansion of the Denver Art Museum; the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, England; the Jewish Museum in Berlin; the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Germany; the University of Guadalajara, Mexico; landscaping and city planning; and designs of exhibitions, stage settings, and installations. In 2003, Libeskind’s proposal – the Freedom Tower – was chosen for construction at the site of the former World Trade Center. His office also recently won the competition to design the centre of Seoul, South Korea. According to Libeskind’s vision, this $20-billion project will produce a 21st-century location on the banks of the Han River. After earning his doctorate in Essex, England, in 1972, Daniel Libeskind taught at such prominent institutions as Yale and other universities in London, Zürich, St. Gallen (Switzerland), Graz (Austria), Karlsruhe, and Lüneberg (both Germany). He and his family have lived in New York since 2003.
RHEINZINK, meanwhile, has inspired Libeskind in the realisation of numerous past projects.