Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Daniel Libeskind's first building in the UK

  • Comment

Daniel Libeskind's first building in the UK, the £30 million Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, opens this week.

This building, a 'striking emblem'of the effects of war, is based on the concept of a world shattered by conflict - a fragmented globe reassembled in three interlocking shards.The Earth Shard houses the main exhibition space and the special exhibitions gallery.The Air Shard provides the main entrance and viewing platform, and the Water Shard has a 160seat restaurant (pictured).

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.