Residence building, phase 2 Belval - Nord | Luxembourg

Location
Belval, Luxembourg
Year
2012
Typology
Housing
Size
3.800 sqm
Status
Completed
Client
ASARS Constructions
Static Engineer
Simon-Christiansen & Associés Ingénieurs-Conseils S.à r.l.
Special techniques engineer
Sit-Lux SA
Award

1st prize in housing competition organized by AGORA

About

The U-shaped building opens an inside courtyard with public character, while flat facades provide the necessary privacy for the residents. On the other hand, the 'background' facades have rather extroverted nature, with large windows and balconies towards the park. The balconies seem carved out from the mass volume, and thus suggest the impression of human scale. The alternation of these balconies reflects the individual units, while at the same time being part of the whole. The window openings are principally defined by the functions they belong to. The formal play has been generated by alternating the sizes and positions of the openings.