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Conversion and development of the former Hollerich Slaughterhouse site - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

# Award Winner

Where art meets gravity

The "D'Schluechthouse" project is above all an opportunity to enhance urban life. There are numerous urban and landscape challenges that must meet the needs and expectations of the population. This involves creating urban synergy with the new district by ensuring seamless connections. We have designed this project as a new city center and a landmark showcasing the new architectural identity of the Schluechthaus, making it a visual reference point for residents and visitors.

Respecting heritage and memory is crucial for the success of an urban project. This allows for the preservation of the history and identity of the site while creating new attractive spaces. Functional and generational diversity is at the core of the project, offering a space dedicated to culture, urban sports, commerce, and inter-generational activities. It also involves providing a variety of activities both inside and outside the site to attract a diverse audience.

Mutualization, flexibility, and modularity of spaces, as well as generational, social, and functional diversity within a place, are the foundations of the restructuring of a neighborhood project. Our architecture contributes in several ways to create the conditions for inter-generational living. The hybridization in the same place with multiple functions, offerings, and activities intended for seniors, professionals, students, and families, and the mastery of this typological mix, are key factors for success in this project. Our programmatic approach aligns with the ambitions of the City of Luxembourg and the history of the site. The goal is to create a space dedicated to culture, urban sports, commerce, and inter-generational and inclusive activities.

Providing a variety of activities (both indoor and outdoor) to attract a diverse audience. 

The programmatic flexibility of “Schluechthaus” is reflected in the outdoor spaces offered. In the buffer zone of the surrounding forest, several programs and activities allow for closer contact with a wilder nature by providing intimate spaces. On the north side, the accessible green roofs of the sports hall become panoramic terraces overlooking the city and are defined by the presence of linear productive gardens and multi-functional lawns. The south side features a skate-park located in the forest, thus becoming a gathering place for the local community.
In the central urban area, spatial possibilities are also multiplied. Two main squares offer flexible spaces for events and temporary programs.

Gëlle Fra