Exhibition: Daniel Libeskind in London
The Barbican Gallery in London presents architecture by Daniel Libeskind until January 23, 2005 under the title "Space of Encounter".
Expressive forms and highly developed symbolism characterize Daniel Libeskind's designs. After decades of theoretical work, Libeskind became internationally famous as a practical architect five years ago with the opening of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In 2003 he won the race for what is most likely the most important international architectural design of our time: the design for Ground Zero in New York.
The exhibition presents 16 projects – realized and unrealized – with thus far unseen models, drawings, plans, film and slide shows. Among the existing projects are the Felix Nussbaum House in Osnabrück and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester. The designs for unrealized projects that await the visitors include a spiral-shaped extension for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen and the Denver Art Museum in the United States. The planned architecture for the grounds of the former World Trade Center is presented in an impressive and tangible way with a lit model.