Daniel Libeskind is a internationally renowned figure in the field of architecture and urban design. He has designed for FIAM several pieces of furniture in curved glass: the mirrors The Wing, Mirage and Mirage Tv and the desk Scribe.
Libeskind was born in Poland in 1946 and became an American citizen in 1965. After studying Music in Israel and in New York, becoming a virtuoso performer, he started studying architecture, receiving his professional architectural degree in 1970 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. He received a postgraduate degree in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University (England) in 1972.
Daniel Libeskind’ s commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music. Fundamental to Libeskind’ s vision is the notion that buildings are crafted with the perceptible human energy, and that they address the greater cultural context in which they are built. His professional activity extends from building major cultural and commercial institutions, including museums and concert halls, to convention centres, universities, housing, hotels, shopping centres and residential areas. He also designs opera sets and has a research department for industrial design. Daniel teaches and lectures at universities across the world. He lives in New York City with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.
Daniel Libeskind’s most successful projects
Libeskind has received numerous awards and designed world-renowned projects including: the Jewish Museum in Berlin opened in 2001, the enlargement of the Denver Art Museum (Frederic C. Hamilton Building) in Colorado in 2006, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada 2007 and, more recently, the Military History Museum in Dresden,the Bord Gais Energy Theathre and Grand Canal Commercial Development in Dublin Ireland, CityCenter, a urban complex on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada and the Westside, the biggest shopping and wellness centre opened in 2008 in Bern , Switzerland.
Several of Daniel Libeskind’ s projects are currently under construction, among which CityLife, project of re-qualification of the old fairgrounds district in Milan, which includes a new urban park, as well as residential, office, retail and cultural areas, Zlota 44, a residential high-rise tower in Warsaw, Poland and Zhang ZhiDong and Modern Industrial Museum in Wuhan China.
Upon winning the World Trade Center design contest in February 2003, Daniel Libeskind was appointed as master plan architect for the WTC area in New York City.