The greatest architects in Luxembourg
Few decades made the Luxembourg a staple pilgrimage for the modern architecture-savvy. Indeed, the Grand Duchy attracts the creations of the greatest architects. Through this article, Engel & Völkers will make you discover the projects done by famous architects that are part of our multiple dimensions city.
Have you ever noticed some similarities between the MUDAM (Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean) and the famous Louvre Pyramid? Ming Pei, the sino-american architect has imagined for Luxembourg a dazzling space. Indeed, the museum showcases the works of art which stand out on the Kirchberg plateau. To do so, he has mastered the foundation of a fortress by letting the natural light enter the museum thanks to an outstanding glass room.
Le MUDAM, Ming Pei, 2006
Created by Christian de Portzamparc, the first French architect who won the Pritzker prize (considered as the Nobel prize of architecture), the Philharmonie was born in 2005. His project was to create a space which allowed to forget the proximity to the administrative centre of EU. To do so, he has imagined a peristyle of more than 800 columns which reminds us of the strings of a harp and makes us gently enter in the Luxembourg’s music temple.
La Philharmonie, Christian de Portzamparc, 2005
Bank of Luxembourg
Overlooking the Royal boulevard, it is a real modernity gem which makes the business district shine. This project is the artwork of the famous architecture studio from Miami: Arquitectonica which is now present in all the biggest design cities as New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shangai, Dubai or Paris.
Banque du Luxembourg, Arquitectonica, 2012
Royal20 & Royal Hamilius
The craze for the Luxembourg’s modern architecture is not ready to stop as two big projects are currently ongoing.
Royal20 is a building imagined by Christian de Portzampar as a sparkling diamond and will gather luxury offices.
Royal Hamilius is an ambitious development which will gather shops, services, hotels, restaurants, offices, a train station, a parking and some accommodation. This project is the result of a daring collaboration between the famous British architect Norman Foster and the Luxembourg studio: Tetra Kayser Associés.
Royal20, Christian de Portzamparc
Royal Hamilius, Norman Foster & Tetra Kayser Associates
Engel & Völkers is looking forward to discovering these wonders of modern architecture.