Architectural superstar Daniel Libeskind will bring new blood to his hometown of Łódź with a large-scale architectural project called Nexus21: the transformation and reinvention of neglected buildings and spaces on 21 city plots.
These spaces left empty or neglected brownfields are either residential or commercial or even abandoned public spaces. These 21 plots will subsequently be transformed into cultural hubs designed to showcase the city’s innovation and creativity in industries such as architecture, textiles, fashion and cinema, which are key elements of the city’s heritage.
The project will also include an architecture centre. Its eye-catching geometric glass design will feature glazed skylights and a green roof, along with cutting-edge technology.
Regenerating an entire city
Next comes a Fashion Innovation Centre, which will celebrate the history and traditions of the Łódź textile and fashion industries. The place aims to generate innovation and technology, bringing new creative ideas to a historic industry.
Libeskind said that “the Nexus21 project aims to create meaningful connections across the city by expressing the memory, history and life energy of the city and the people of Łódź.”
They have also planned a House of the Future, a centre designed to explore questions related to the future of the city and the way people want to live there. The architect (author of the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Ground Zero Master Plan in New York ) explained, “each project aims to tell a unique story about the extraordinary strength and power of the city and of its citizens.”