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Checking in on Daniel Libeskind's Complex in Düsseldorf

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Construction has begun on the Kö-Bogen shopping complex in Düsseldorf, Germany, a surprisingly normal-looking spread designed by controversial (to say the least) architect Daniel Libeskind. Unlike much of his other work, which brags a sort of jagged look—and oft pretentious title; need we revisit el Masterpiece or 18.36.54 House?—Kö-Bogen seems to be, at its core, a glossy block like many other European structures peddling Hugo Boss suits and Coach wristlets. The six-story, 432,300-square-foot project boasts roof terraces, structural cutouts for green spaces (below), and a two-story bridge connecting the buildings. It's all, in theory, to be completed later this year.

· Daniel Libeskind: Ko-Bogen Dusseldorf Under Construction [Design Boom]
· All Daniel Libeskind posts [Curbed National]