An international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind's designs are informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, literature, and poetry.
Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Daniel Libeskind came to the United States as a teenager with his family. He received the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship before leaving music to study architecture. In 1989 Libeskind won the international competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin devoting more than a decade to the completion of this seminal design. A series of influential museum commissions followed, including the Felix Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrück; Imperial War Museum North, Manchester; Denver Art Museum; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; and the Military History Museum, Dresden.
In 2003, Studio Libeskind won the competition to create a master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Centre in Lower Manhattan.
Studio Libeskind has since became involved with designing and realizing a large number of commercial centres, such as Westside in Bern, the Crystals at City Centre in Las Vegas, and Ko-Bogen in Düsseldorf, as well as residential towers in Busan, Singapore, Warsaw, Toronto, Manila, and Sao Paulo.
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