Daniel Libeskind Visits Dublin
Internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind is in Dublin today to speak at the Docklands Speakers Series, run by the Docklands Authority in association with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The lecture, entitled 'Breaking Ground' will cover a variety of topics from architecture to music and art.
Recognised as one of the leading architects in the world following the completion of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Daniel Libeskind will design the Grand Canal Theatre, part of the Grand Canal Harbour project in Dublin's Docklands, due to be completed in 2008.
His practice extends from building major cultural and commercial institutions, including museums and concert halls, to convention centres, universities and hotels, as well as landscape and urban projects, installations and exhibitions. Most recently, he won the international competition to redevelop the World Trade Centre site in New York, which will include a Freedom Tower.
The Grand Canal Harbour development will include a wide variety of amenities including shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and a stunning plaza and civic space, Grand Canal Square. The landmark 2,000 seater Performing Arts Centre will form the centrepiece of the area.
The Daniel Libeskind lecture is the first in a series of talks, the Docklands Speakers Series, organised by the Docklands Authority with the RIAI and the RTPI. The next lecture will take place in November and features leading British architect, David Chipperfield.
Contact: Loretta Lambkin, Docklands Authority, 01-818-3300 / 086 1717 386 Christine Lydon, WHPR, 01-669 0199 or 087 283 7407