The mind behind the World Trade Center reconstruction
World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, whose portfolio includes the reconstruction of the World Trade Center, the Jewish Museum in Berlin and Manchester’s Imperial War Museum, comes to Liverpool John Moores University on Friday 23 October to deliver a public lecture.
At 2pm, at LJMU’s John Lennon Art and Design Building, Brownlow Hill, Daniel Libeskind will present many of his best-known projects and the inspiration behind them, as well as the latest developments from his practice, Studio Libeskind.
The lecture, which is open to all and free to attend, is being held in support of Red Cross for Syrian Children, Talia Trust for Children and King David High School, and donations will be requested at the event.
An international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, he aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable.
Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Daniel Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, he was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment and the headquarters of Studio Libeskind moved from Berlin to New York City. The practice is involved in designing and realising a diverse array of international urban, cultural and commercial projects and the Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centres, university buildings, hotels, shopping centres and residential towers.
As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture.
Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of LJMU’s School of Art and Design, commented: “We are delighted that Daniel, widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest architects, will be delivering a lecture at the University. His phenomenal success is inspirational for both students and members of the public alike and we look forward to hearing about the reasons behind the designs of some of the world’s best known and best loved buildings.”
Places must be booked to guarantee entry to the free event and they are expected to sell out quickly. For more information, go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/events