Daniel Libeskind is an internationally prominent Polish-American architect, a major figure in architecture and urban design, informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature. He aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable.
Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City to oversee the master plan for the World Trade Centre redevelopment, which is being realised in Lower Manhattan today.
Currently, Libeskind is designing the Einstein Archive at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Einstein House is a new repository that will house the legacy, work, and research of Nobel laureate Albert Einstein, one of the founders of Hebrew University, who bequeathed all his writings and intellectual property to the institution.
The distinctive design is inspired by Einstein’s theory of relativity and highlights the impact of Einstein’s discoveries, his involvement in humanitarian and civil rights issues, as well as his deep commitment to the Hebrew University, the State of Israel, and the global Jewish community.
Daniel’s practice is involved in designing and realising a diverse array of urban, cultural, and commercial projects around the globe. The Studio has completed buildings ranging from museums and concert halls to convention centres, university buildings, hotels, shopping centres, and residential towers.
Daniel speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions.