Kö-Bogen office and retail complex by Daniel Libeskind, photo: (c) Murphy Facade Studio
Currently under construction and scheduled to open later this year in October (2013), Kö-Bogen is a six-story 432,300-square-foot office and retail complex designed by Daniel Libeskind for downtown Düsseldorf that marks an important transition between urban space and landscape.
Daniel Libeskind's recently-completed triangular extension of the Museum of Military History, Dresden; photo courtesy of the museum
Yesterday evening, while browsing through the endless list of downloaded-but-yet-to-be-listened-to podcasts, we have come across this rather dated (it was first broadcast in March 1999) but still relevant and enormously though-provoking episode of BBC Radio 4′s acclaimed series ‘In Our Time.‘
Focusing on the topic of ‘the rise in so-called spectacular architecture at the end of the 20th century,’ the episode sees the programme’s multi-award winning host Melvyn Bragg and his guests – the eminent American architect Daniel Libeskind and an architect and lecturer Richard Weston, discuss the social, cultural, demographical and financial aspects of the 20th-century contemporary architecture.
listen to the ‘Architecture in the 20th century’ podcast