Daniel Libeskind, Architect and Urban Designer Keynote at MIPIM Asia 2007

2007-11-07 21:38 908

HONG KONG, Nov. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Architects from around the world will be meeting in Hong Kong to attend the second edition of MIPIM Asia, the world's property market in Asia-Pacific (28-30 November, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre). This year MIPIM Asia announces the presence of Daniel Libeskind, the internationally-renowned architect and urban designer, who will speak on Tuesday 29 November, during the conference on trends in Asia Pacific architecture.

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Acknowledged as one of the most influential architects of his generation, award-winning Daniel Libeskind was chosen in July 2003 to redesign the reconstruction of Ground Zero in New York City. Among other projects, he has designed the extension of the Royal Museum in Ontario (Canada), the Dresden Museum of Military History (Germany), The Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre and Galleria in Dublin (Ireland), The Sukkah, an extension to the Berlin Jewish Museum, and, "Westside," Europe's largest shopping centre located in the Bern Region in Switzerland and due to open in 2008.

For Libeskind, architecture is not just about making buildings, but also about expressing culture and history. From this perspective he designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin (Germany), The Imperial War Museum North in Manchester (United Kingdom), the Museum of Danish Jews in Copenhagen (Denmark) and the Memoria e Lucce in Padua (Italy).

MIPIM Asia, which will bring together leading companies involved in real estate business, has proved particularly popular with many architecture specialists. To date, some 50 architectural practices from 19 countries will be attending the three-day event. Just a month from its opening, MIPIM Asia has already registered some 1,300 real estate professionals and 599 companies from 44 countries.

Architectural companies exhibiting at MIPIM Asia include Aedas Ltd. (Hong Kong), Air-French New Architects (France), Archetype Group (Viet Nam), Archibat (France), Arquitectonica (Hong Kong), Benoy Ltd (UK), DI Design & Development Consultants (UK), Gansam Partners (South Korea), HOK International (Hong Kong), Jerde Partnership (Hong Kong), Kasian Global China (China), La Guarda Low Architects (USA), Manuelle Gautrand (France), Wet Design (USA).

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Source: Reed MIDEM
Keywords: Real Estate