Daniel Libeskind is one of the world’s foremost architects; best known for designing The Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, and for his role in the planned rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York.
In this TED Talk from February 2009 Daniel shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture — raw, risky, emotional, radical — and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.
One recent example of Daniel work is his plan for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul. The new large-scale district features a cluster of residential, office and retail neighborhoods in an extensive urban park along the Han River. “The idea is to create a 21st Century destination that is at once transformative, vibrant, sustainable and diverse,” Mr. Libeskind said. “I wanted to make each form, each place, each neighborhood as varied and distinctive as possible. The plan, and each building within it, should reflect the vertical and cultural complexity of the heart of Seoul.”