A new – different administrative quarter
Cité de Sécurité Sociale
Location: Luxemburg City, Luxemburg
Client: Fond du Compensation de Luxembourg
Programme: Masterplan and architectural concept design for an ensemble of government offices, hotel, residential buildings, total GFA 60.000 m²
The Cité Sécuité Sociale is a new district in the center of Luxemburg where the government wants to consolidate a number of ministerial departments into one complex enriched by a hotel, apartments and street level retail. The masterplan proposes a new square in the heart of the development, creating a new place in a rather generic and faceless area. The square doubles as the forecourt to the ministry building, underlining its public function.
The ministry building in itself becomes part of the public routing, providing the link to the lower laying street at the southern border of the site. This setup also allows for a clear separation of the public and controlled entrances to the building.
The entire design has been structured in such a way, that is can be delivered in phases without leaving a malfunctioning public realm in case the development stops half way.
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Emiel Koole, Gerard Maccreanor, Gabriele Matuzeviciute, Chris Rooney, Magdalena Szczypka
ASA Arlette Schneiders Architecte
Ernst + Partner