Architect Daniel Libeskind is to design the new Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR) building at the University of Essex in England.
It will be the largest purpose-built institute for independent research and policy analysis in the nation.
The multimillion-pound building will provide training, lectures, seminars, consultancy activities, accommodation for researchers and a moot court.
The project will be the anchor of the University of Essex's new Knowledge Gateway research park and an expansion of its Colchester campus.
Other projects under Libeskind's portfolio include the master plan for the new World Trade Center in New York; the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, England; and the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany.