On my radar: Daniel Libeskind’s cultural highlights

The acclaimed architect on his love of Bruegel, Berlin opera and an inspirational Polish salt mine

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind was born in Lodz in 1946, the son of two Holocaust survivors. In 1959 the family moved to New York, where he studied music before turning to architecture. Libeskind has designed high-profile buildings including the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester. In 2003 he won the competition to rebuild the World Trade Center. On 16 April, he will speak at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

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