Libeskind to design physics building for Durham

The Ogden Centre, Durham University’s centre for fundamental physics, has chosen the renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to design a new building that will house two of its institutes – one of which is concerned with particle physics, while the other carries out research in the field of computational cosmology.

The building, set for completion by the end of 2015, will sit beside the University’s current centre for physics, and its design is expected to blend in with traditional architectural styles in the vicinity. The new building will cost more than £3m to build and will house state-of-the-art research facilities.

Libeskind is known for designing the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Imperial War Museum in Salford. The Jewish Museum was one of the first new buildings to be designed after the reunification of Germany and was hailed as an international success. Libeskind is probably best known as the architect who was commissioned to design the redevelopment of the site where the World Trade Center towers once stood. By choosing such a well-known architect to design their new physics centre, officials at Durham University hope to create a landmark building not only for the University, but for the city of Durham as well.

Organisations and individuals planning new buildings in and around Chester may not want to go as far as to appoint an internationally renowned architect for their project, but there are some reputable and talented architects in Chester, with experience in sustainable building practices, who represent an excellent choice.

Posted by Mark
July 29, 2013

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