SDL's recent completion of the amazing Grand Canal theatre in Dublin has put the practice firmly on the International stage for the performing spaces sector.


Performing venues in the 21st Century face some unprecedented challenges, aging audiences, competition from digital media and he perceived social stigma of opera and it’s class divisions.


New performing arts buildings have to be redefined, made more accessible, more fun. Join this exciting workshop to explore these challenges and pool ideas on how best to reshape this key civic amenity.

Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA, is an international architect and designer. His practice extends worldwide from museums and concert halls to convention centers, universities, hotels, shopping centers, and residential projects.


Born in Łódź, Poland in 1946, Libeskind was a virtuoso musician at a young age before giving up music to become an architect. He has received numerous awards and designed world-renowned projects including: the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Military History Museum in Dresden, and the masterplan for Ground Zero among others.


Daniel Libeskind's commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music.


Fundamental to Libeskind’s philosophy is the notion that building are crafted with the perceptible human energy, and that they address the greater cultural context in which they are built.


Daniel teaches and lectures at universities across the world. He resides in New York City with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.



Daniel 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 Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally


The Studio has a completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.

In addition to the New York headquarters, Studio Libeskind has European partner offices based in Zürich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy.

Date: Tuesday 08 October 2013
Location:     Studio Daniel Libeskind, 2 Rector Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006
Topic: Performing Architecture
Time: 09.00 - 12.30
Lunch: 12.45 (venue: SDL)

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