"Felix Nussbaum Haus"
"Jewish Museum Berlin"
"Imperial War Museum North"
"Extension to the Denver Art Museum"
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December 20 (Friday), 2002 - February 23 (Sunday), 2003 Gallery A, B, 5F Lobby


"Imperial War Museum North"
(2001 / Manchester, Trafford, England)

Photo: M. Ostermann
Photo: C.Swickerath

Shattered Globe--Longitude Latitude, World Projection

The Imperial War Museum North is placed within a network latitudinal and longitudinal lines, extending across the floor and over the curving wall describing the origin of the museum's geometry.

A museum expressing in symbolic form how the personal histories of the people of the north of England are woven into the fabric of twentieth-century conflict. Its form is that of a globe shattered into three fragments and reassembled. The structure, with its panoramic vistas of the city as a whole, brings personal history into the architecture itself, integrating it with the exhibits and articulating a new concept of the museum.

Text in quotation marks is taken from the catalogue
The Fifth Hiroshima Art Prize: Daniel Libeskind,
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002.

Imperial War Museum North
Studio Daniel Libeskind