Libeskind Residences - CityLife Development

  • Milan

  • 2014

  • Contractor CityLife

  • Photos: Piermario Ruggeri

Complex of eight residential buildings

Libeskind Residences, part of the CityLife project, are a complex of eight different buildings of between 5 and 13 floors.

The structures are arranged according to the classic courtyard model, segmented and put back together to create an open plan able to place each building in a harmonious relationship between the others and the surrounding environment.
Each building is unique and inimitable. The quality of the building materials, the architectural features and the scale all serve to guarantee extraordinary comfort.
The apartments are all different in terms of size, exposure and layout. The choice is between two-room or larger family apartments, and high-ceilinged penthouses with terraces.
The system of balconies provides each apartment with external living spaces of varying depth and size.


  • Sliding doors

  • Single leaf window with structural glazing

  • Double height curtain walling

  • Windows with integrated motorised blinds


Daniel Libeskind

Born in Postwar Poland, Libeskind immigrated to America with his family becoming an American citizen in 1964. He received his professional architectural degree in 1970 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, then a postgraduate degree in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University (England) in 1972. Since establishing his practice in Berlin in 1989, Mr. Libeskind has designed major cultural, commercial and residential projects around the world. These include the master plan for the World Trade Center and the Jewish Museum Berlin. In October of 2011, his firm, Studio Daniel Libeskind, completed its redesign of what is now Germany’s largest museum, the Military History Museum in Dresden. The same month Hong Kong’s City University celebrated the opening of the Libeskind-designed Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre. The Studio has several projects under construction, including City Life’s redevelopment of the historic Fiera Milano Fairgrounds in Milan. Among the many Libeskind buildings that have received worldwide acclaim are The Felix Nussbaum Haus, in Osnabrück, Germany (1998); the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, England (2002); the extension to the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Art Museum Residences (2006), the Royal Ontario Museum (2007) and the Glass Courtyard, an extension to the Jewish Museum Berlin,(2007); the Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, a residential high-rise in Covington, Kentucky (2008); the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (2008); and Westside, Europe’s largest retail and health center, located in Bern, Switzerland (2008). Daniel Libeskind Mr. Libeskind has taught and lectured at many universities worldwide. He has received numerous awards including the 2001 Hiroshima Art Prize — an award given to an artist whose work promotes international understanding and peace, never before given to an architect. Mr. Libeskind’s ideas have influenced a new generation of architects and those interested in the future development of cities and culture.