Imperial War Museum-Bashaw

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The Imperial War Museum is in Greater Manchester, England.  The area where the museum was built was a key industrial site during WWII and was heavily bombed during that time. It was opened in  and another example of I believe his favorite style of design called “Deconstructivist”. Because of Libeskind’ s personal history of being from a Jewish/Polish family he had many family members affected by the war which is why I think he seems to create these great buildings that can help with that healing in others along with reminding those of us who never experienced or truly know what it was like. The building was broken into  three areas or shards. The first represents air and is the entrance, The second represent earth which houses all of the exhibits and finally water which is where the café is housed. I enjoy how he sets a different environment and space and then almost creates a culture and a whole world for that thought.

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