12/29/2010

Daniel Libeskind will design Lüneburg's University

The English edition of German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals, December, the 24th 2010, Daniel Libeskind's new project: a university for the city of Lüneburg, near Hamburg, Germany. According to the journalist Oliver Trenkamp:
"Lüneburg's university wants to reinvent itself as an elite academic institution and is looking to generate buzz with a huge new building designed by Daniel Libeskind.
Lüneburg's University, Daniel Libeskind, © Daniel Libeskind. Originally appeared on Der Spiegel

A computer simulation of the new building's interior: Student and local politicians have criticized the ambitious plans, but construction looks set to go ahead now that funding has finally been secured.
Lüneburg's Univesity, Daniel Libeskind, © Daniel Libeskind. Originally appeared on Der Spiegel

With its silver-colored, jagged facade, the building will be 38 meters (124 feet) high, able to accommodate 1,200 people and will cost around €57,7 million ($76 million).
Lüneburg's University, Daniel Libeskind, © Daniel Libeskind. Originally appeared on Der Spiegel

The laying of the foundation stone is planned for early 2011, and construction is supposed to be completed by Easter 2014."
Lüneburg's University, Daniel Libeskind, © Daniel Libeskind. Originally appeared on Der Spiegel
Lüneburg's University — Model, Daniel Libeskind, © Daniel Libeskind. Originally appeared on Der Spiegel

Project Data
Program: University
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Location: Lüneburg, Germany
Beginning of the construction: 2011
Final Completion (expectation): 2014
Site area: unspecified
Total Floor Area: unspecified

Source: Der Spiegel, 12/24/2010

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