A façade chosen by the future residents
The design by the TANK architects’ office allows for a high degree of personalisation, both inside and outside the buildings.
The five buildings are of equal height (ground floor + four upper levels), and are given a similar treatment in terms of their general appearance. The project optimises the construction system (limited scale, maximum 6 m), comprising beams/joists and slabs in concrete, creating a frame that offers open-plan design, to enable multiple types of accommodation.
The façade is designed as a living skin, encouraging diversity of use. Genuinely an extra room, it can become a balcony, a conservatory or a loggia, changing the aspect. It is dominated by four materials: the framing structure in concrete, the façade filled in grey-coloured brick, projecting balconies with separating partitions between residents in concrete/brick (or a garden or storeroom), glass parapets, with frames and shutters in wood.
The call for applications for these affordable homes has closed.
Number of dwellings: 82
Developer: Baumeister-Haus Luxembourg
Architects / urban architects / landscape architects: TANK architectes (France), Landscape architect Lidia Gawronska (Luxembourg)
Progress status: project
Start of works: 2021