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Aside from conveying conceptual meaning, Libeskind would also like to surprise the viewer with his buildings. Although Libeskind always dresses himself from top to bottom in black, in his concepts he plays with contrasts and creates the unexpected. In an interview with New York Magazine in 2007, he says, “If a building is good then the surprise element is part of the building, even if you enter it a hundred times.”
Because of his multi-faceted concepts, Libeskind is sometimes thought of as “too much”: too romantic, too visionary. The avant-garde however was never the result of mediocre solutions. And without extravagance and unconventionality, Libeskind would not be the fascinating star architect he is today.