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LEAF Awards 2012 honour Daniel Libeskind with lifetime achievement award

05 Sep 2012 (Last Updated September 5th, 2012 18:30)

International architect and designer Daniel Libeskind has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement in the Architectural Community award to be presented at the upcoming 9th annual Emirates Glass LEAF Awards.

Daniel Libeskind

International architect and designer Daniel Libeskind has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement in the Architectural Community award to be presented at the upcoming 9th annual Emirates Glass LEAF Awards.

This is a new award that recognises an individual for service to the architectural community and their body of work.

Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA, is an international architect and designer with a portfolio that extends worldwide, from museums and concert halls to convention centres, universities, hotels, shopping centres, and residential projects.

Born in 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 master plan 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 buildings are crafted with 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.

The 9th Emirates Glass LEAF Awards will take place on September 21st at the Four Seasons Park Lane in London.

The awards are open to all individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the world of architecture.

Previous winners have included Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, SOM, Steven Holl and Terry Farrell


Photo: Daniel Libeskind. Image courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind.