An architect, a theorist of architecture and a full-fledged artist, Daniel Libeskind is considered to be one of the leading exponents of the American deconstructivism.
A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Poland, he initially studied music in Israel (America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship) and then in New York, becoming an acclaimed soloist. He then abandoned music to devote himself to studying architecture and in 1970 he received a professional architectural degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art of New York. After finishing his studies, Libeskind began his career as an architectural professor in various universities around the world: from London he moved to New York, then back in Europe and later on in Japan. From 1985 to 1989 he lived in Milan where he founded
the Architecture Intermundium, an experimental teaching workshop. Amongst his most original and important achievements, the Jewish Museum in Berlin (1998).
An international protagonist of the world’s architecture and urban design, he has introduced a new critical vision and a multidisciplinary approach in every branch he has been active. His professional expertise spans from buildings for important cultural institutions and private venues – including museums and concert halls – to congress centers, universities, residential buildings, hotels, malls and villas. Furthermore, he has designed opera sets and actively manages an industrial design research department.