IAK Immeuble Administratif du Kirchberg Luxembourg [LU]

The office development 'IAK' (Immeuble Administratif du Kirchberg) comprises of four buildings, occupying a prominent location in the city of Luxembourg and facing the main square of Luxemburg’s European district.

The urban integration of the ensemble and the composition of individual buildings are key elements of the design. This concept allows to maintain a human scale within the European district and makes the block a permeable interlinking element within the major pedestrian transfer routes. The introverted outdoor spaces within the block complement the structure of the surrounding public spaces.

The buildings present a clear architectural language towards the main square and provide a strong volume from the street to reinforce the development’s urban appearance as requested by the masterplan by Dominique Perrault.

Each of the four buildings in individually designed, but reveals the same material expression in a variety of façade modules. The ground floor, on top of the underground parking, hosts functions such as a conference room, learning center and a restaurant to activate the public space. The upper four to five stories are composed as offices. The children’s daycare is located in a more intimate space enjoying a large private outdoor space.

Client Fonds de Compensation Commun au Régime Général de Pension
Program Ensemble of 4 office buildings with restaurant, kindergarden, a learning center, conference facilities and an underground parking facilities
Time 2009 - 2016
Role Architect in cooperation with Arlette Schneiders Architectes, Luxemburg