LUX - City Square Development

Esch-sur-Alzette / Luxembourg / 2010

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Between forward-facing high-rise buildings and blast furnaces of the past the new Steelyard square forms the center of Belval Ouest, a city development project which is currently constructed in Luxembourg on the grounds of a former steel mill.
The disused industrial site´s atmosphere was characterized by wideness and roughness as well as pioneer plants such as mosses and birch. The former situation is necessarily literally covered by the new use and new design.
Our major goal was it to let the now hidden qualities shine through the redesign.
Seating areas and new trees are concentrated into islands, which leave empty large areas of space and also serve as focal points in this empti-ness. Aging-capable materials such as concrete, wood and untreated steel in combination with rough detailing make it possible for the patina of the past to return.


Client: Agora, société de développement
Competition: 12.2004 - 1st Prize
GBA: 11.000m²


Planning: AllesWirdGut
Team: Jan Schröder, Paula Groß


Photos: Roger Wagner


Lighting design: licht|raum|stadt gmbh
Structural engineering, tender, supervision: SGI Ingenierie S.A. Luxembourg

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    Mood Memory Between forward-facing high-rise buildings and blast furnaces of the past the new Steelyard square forms the center of Belval Ouest, a city development project which is currently constructed in Luxembourg on the grounds of a former steel mill.The disused industrial site´s atmosphere was characterized by wideness and roughness as well as pioneer plants such as mosses and birch. The former situation is necessarily literally covered by the new use and new design.Our major goal...

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