City Square Developing

AllesWirdGut Architektur: 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 emptiness. 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.

Landscape Architecture: AllesWirdGut Architektur
Projekt: City Square Developing
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette (LU)
Client: Agora, société de développement
Competition: 2004
Start of construction: 2006
Completion: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015
Area: 10.000m2
Planung: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

3 Comments
  • Franklin 01.28.12

    love the distribution! that build lots of intersting perspectives of the space…. for the position of the built in furniture and the disposition of the materials!


  • Rajan Mistry 03.19.12

    I love the seating that cuts through the concrete. Materials look great on it, and the proportions are very attractive. The photographer should have cleaned the bench a little before snapping away; that would’ve made it perfect.


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