Ban de Gasperich

City of Luxembourg
‘Ban de Gasperich’
 
Residential Masterplan in Luxembourg
Invited competition for Promobe and Extensa
2013 - ongoing
Site Area: 25,000sqm, total construction 100,000sqm
 
 
‘Forest & Fortress’
 
Cloche d’Or is a major new development 3km south of the City of Luxembourg. Our project is the master plan for a residential quarter overlooking a new public park close to the existing village of Ban de Gasperich.

The design integrates housing into an urban pattern of 4 courtyard blocks. The plan connects to Cloche d’Or with a set of clearly defined urban spaces, including a new square, pedestrian lanes and courtyards. These connections blur the boundary between ‘work’, ‘shopping’ and ‘living’ to emulate the mixed, overlapping activity witnessed in older European town centres. Each block consists of 8 – 10 individual, modestly-sized apartment buildings, forming terraces which surround a shared courtyard garden. The individual buildings rarely have more than 4 apartments per floor.  No building design is repeated. The buildings sit high on the site, aligned with new boulevards, so the scheme presents a strong and clearly defined urban edge overlooking the park. Lanes, passages and generous staircases provide pedestrian routes around, between and through the squares to the park beyond.

The building concept designs, including all apartment planning and architecture have been shared between 5 architects; two international and three local practices, masterplanned by A P.

 

Park and Masterplan
Ground Floor Plan
Study for the form of public spaces
Study model of the public plaza