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The central idea of the project is to build a diagonally oriented urban park to restore the original topography of the area. In doing so, the existing terracing created to accommodate the Josy Barthel stadium will be torn down to make way for a continuous urban plain. The park is also meant to form a link between the neighbouring districts, as well as with Rollingergrund.
The historical buildings of the former fire station will be preserved together with the partitions to create artists' workshops and a "Maison de Transformation". A new power-generation facility will also be built. A large town square will be built on Route d'Arlon.
Building on this exterior design concept, the project's authors propose dividing the area into different residential districts to make the Wunnquartier stadium particularly attractive. This will also allow for a particularly diverse range of living spaces. The individual residential districts will each have their own completely unique identity, while forming a link with the existing districts around them.
In essence, the project is compelling, but some of the design features, as well as the dimensions of the central outdoor spaces, will need to be reviewed. For example, the generously designed complex comprising three local squares in the southern part of the site seems particularly over-sized compared to the central park on the eastern side.
Urban planner: FABECK ARCHITECTES S.À.R.L
Landscaper: MICHEL DESVIGNE PAYSAGISTE
Mobility expert: LUXPLAN S.A
Energy expert: IDES ENGINEERING SÀRL
Urban programming: VILLE OUVERTE