IDCR building at University of Essex
New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind has been chosen to design a landmark building - Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR) - at the University of Essex in Colchester, UK. The IDCR building will be designed to house a new international institute working towards democracy and conflict resolution around the globe. The multi-million pound building will be designed by Daniel Libeskind to provide accommodation for researchers, training, lectures, seminars and consultancy activities. A moot court will be created at the heart of the facility to enable participants to take part in simulated court proceedings. It will anchor the University of Essex’s new Knowledge Gateway research park, an expansion of its Colchester Campus. It will also provide space for organisations ranging from policy institutes, law firms and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to work with academics and practitioners. The new IDCR facility at the University of Essex is expected to become an international beacon for democracy. It will be the largest purpose-built institute for independent research and policy analysis in the areas of human rights, justice and governance, drawing on Essex’s experience as the top ranked University in the UK for social science research.