LOCATION / Belval, Luxembourg
CLIENT / Thomas & Piron Luxembourg
PARTNERS / TakTyk (landscape architect)
AREA / 19 500 sqm above ground
PROGRAM / offices, housing, retails and liberal professions
PROJECT / 2021
STATUS / competition - unbuilt
The building is organized on 6 floors around a generous garden in the heart of the island, placed on a commercial base. The building houses the separate programs of housing, offices, shops and liberal professions. The apartments are all through or bi-oriented, offering a dominant South, East and West exposure. Their great typological variety is available between a central square with multiple views accessible from the terraces and a garden in the heart of the island. The distribution of programs on the ground floor takes into consideration the different orientations of the building so as to judiciously enliven the outdoor spaces that adjoin it. The accommodations are comfortably established between two distinct universes: on the public side, the terraces and facades, with generous dimensions, allow varied views towards the animation of the site and allow a counterpoint with the interior of the island whose vegetation is emerging delicately and whose privacy is guaranteed by the spandrels in front. Pleasant planted terraces are made accessible on the roof and house spaces authorized for vegetable gardens and beekeeping and install a second shade of vegetation on the site.