Daniel Libeskind unveils 'talking towers' design for Rome development

The towers are part of a redevelopment of Rome’s southern fringe.

June 17, 2015 |
Daniel Libeskind unveils design for Rome skyscrapers

The architect wanted the buildings to look as if they were cut out of a single block. Renderings courtesy Daniel Libeskind

Architect Daniel Libeskind is proposing a design that will drastically change the Eternal City’s skyline: three angular towers that look like they’re “in conversation with one another.”

Making use of Rome’s temperate climate, the tower complex will have a large plaza, as well as terraces and vertical gardens. Huge windows will offer views of Rome’s old town and Vatican City in the distance.

"The towers are clad in a web of opaque panels that breaks up the glazed facade and creates a unified aesthetic between the trio," the architect’s firm said.

According to Dezeen, Libeskind’s design will be part of a three million-sf business park master plan he is planning with American architect Dan Meis. The business park itself is part of a wider redevelopment for the former hippodrome area in Rome’s south, and will include Meis’ 52,500-seat AS Roma soccer stadium.

About the towers’ designs, Libeskind said in a statement: “The volumes fit into each other like antique building blocks creating a composition of elements that are both connected and singular," also creating the look as if they were each cut out of a single block.

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