Daniel Libeskind

The web site for Daniel Libeskind, architect, says this about him, "Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architectural practice and urban design. He is well known for introducing a new critical discourse into architecture and for his multidisciplinary approach.  His practice extends from building major cultural and commercial institutions - including museums and concert halls - to convention centers, universities, housing, hotels, shopping centers and residential work.  He also designs opera sets and maintains an object design studio.  Born in postwar Poland in 1946, Mr. Libeskind became an American citizen in 1965.  He studied music in Israel (on the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship) and in New York, becoming a virtuoso performer.  He left music to study 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."  Liebskind has created many signature buildings around the world and his work has often been met with mixed reviews.  His only work in Manchester is the Imperial War Museum - North, in Trafford Park.

Imperial War Museum North, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park - 2002