how the modulation of load-bearing facades in architectonic concrete frees up the interior space of an office building
Erected on the ‘Cloche D’or’ site on a triangular and previously unconstructed lot, the Prism office building follows the shape of this site by also presenting a triangular form with pronounced angles.
The facades – with a modulation of 135 cm – are load-bearing and made up – for the plain areas – of architectonic concrete strips enhanced by anodised aluminium window frames. Apart from their aesthetic dimension, the architectonic elements also provide sun protection by creating plays of shadows. Additionally, the load-bearing nature of the facades, associated with their specific modulation, free up large interior surface areas beneficial to a flexible organisation of the workspaces. Structured over 6 levels (ground + 4 upper floors/1 basement) the building provides a total usable surface area of 4.750 m². This is organised and rented in modules varying from 370 to 1.050 m².
The building entrance is recessed and a water feature leads visitors to the reception hall. The top floor – also recessed – has a terrace at the rear of the building. This construction, mandated by Eaglestone and delivered in 2022, is aiming for BREEAM Excellent certification and responds to current energy criteria.
|program||construction of an office building at the Cloche d’Or (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg)|
|address||404/406, route d’Esch, Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg|
|size||4.750 m² across 6 levels (ground +4 /-1)|
|team||project manager: Eaglestone|
architect: assar architects