Leading global architecture firm will design Luxembourg Royal Hamilius in the heart of Luxembourg City. The mixed use development, chosen as part of an international competition, will feature office, retail and residential spaces. It will serve as the gateway to the historic quarter of the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, providing a new civic square and other social spaces for residents and tourists to enjoy.
The design complements the buildings of the historic quarter between Grand Rue and Avenue Monterey, including the Hotel des Postes, which will anchor the development. Rue Aldringen, which connects Grand Rue and Avenue Monterey, will feature shops and apartments with access to a sky garden with a rooftop bar. Enjoy a tasty beverage or several while soaking in the panoramic views of one of Europe’s oldest cities.
A key feature of the development is its walkability. Buses will be routed to areas outside of the historic area, leaving the 2,500 square meter space for pedestrian traffic. In total, the development will offer 6,800 square meters of residential space, 8,000 to 12,000 square meters of office space and 15,200 to 18400 square meters of retail space.
“We are delighted with this excellent result and look forward to further developing the scheme. Our proposal is based on a sequence of rich public spaces, inside and outside, which will extend and add to the urban life of the city, rather than be isolated from it,” says Stefan Behling, a design director at Foster + Partners in a statement. “Balancing the classical and modern, the magnificent Hotel des Postes will be complemented by a sky garden and futuristic bar – this, we hope, will be an exciting new destination for the people of Luxembourg.”
Construction will begin in 2012 for completion by 2017. The project is developed by Codic International.
Source: Foster + Partners
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