one of the most influential architects of our time
THE PURIST, WHO TRANSFORMS CITIES
INTO FATA MORGANAS
Libeskind’s patience goes hand in hand with his unwavering visionary ideas. His completed buildings often are similar to his first drafts. His works are always based on a metaphor that refers to the idea in the context with the future building. Through these symbolic references, Libeskind flirts with the building contractors to realize his vision. Of course at the same time, he has the freedom to choose his projects.
A truly extraordinary challenge that Libeskind has taken on, is the creation of an entire international business district in Seoul, South Korea — the Dream Hub. The project is indisputably true to its name. It presents a multitude of metaphors and unites traditional Korean beliefs with Feng Shui and futuristic city life into something that essentially looks like a fantasy world. The Dream Hub, when it is finished in 2024, will be an unprecedented example of sustainable living in the 21st century. And a real highlight of the skyline of Seoul.