Libeskind Builds His Brand In Denver

Daniel Libeskind is such a prominent presence in the architecture world that it’s easy to forget that he hasn’t completed a single building in the US. Until now: “The architect’s new wing for the Denver Art Museum… appears at first to be primarily an example of aggressive form-making — a branding exercise for designer and client alike… For all its iconic power — and for all the evidence it presents that Libeskind is still fully in thrall to the colliding, fragmented forms of deconstructivist architecture — this is a project that a New Urbanist could happily endorse.”