October 10, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original and sustainable. He credits Frank Lloyd Wright as a major inspiration, and has called Wright “one of the greatest of the greats because he used ideas of sustainability, green architecture, organic architecture and local materials, and his buildings also have amazing freedom of space.” (The Guardian) During this conversation at Fallingwater, Mr. Libeskind will explore topics related to Wright, Fallingwater and Pittsburgh, and discuss his design ideology of weaving together time, cultural memory and architecture.
As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture, and his ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City to oversee the master plan for the World Trade Center redevelopment, which is being realized in Lower Manhattan today. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe, including a new national institution and memorial for Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.