Cube Building C1, C2, C3, Hesperange (LUX)

The elegance of differentiated unity

The southern part of the city of Luxemburg is the ideal location for service companies due to its transport links. Peternelchen S.A. has constructed a complex there consisting of three identical cubes each with five floors above ground. Each building guarantees a high degree of flexibility. The floors measuring 1,200 m2 can be variably divided into different arrangements depending on particular needs.

Through the formal repetition of the cuboid shape, the cubes form a unity although the buildings are distinguished by their differently coloured entrances. Tension is created by the inclination of the windows which is scarcely noticeable from afar. The reflexion of the light changes as a result as in a prism. Yellow incisions, like recessed balconies, lend the façades an additional tension.

Year 2008/2010
Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client Peternelchen SA / Ikogest SA
Architects p.arc Luxembourg; Itten+Brechbühl AG, Schemel Wirtz Architectes
Planning 2005
Start of construction C1 2006
C2+C3 2008
Start of operation C1 2008
C2+C3 2010
Floor area 15 000 m2
Construction volume 48 000 m3
Jobs 480
Photos Palladium Photodesign