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.
|Contact person||Christoph Arpagaus|
|Client||Peternelchen SA / Ikogest SA|
|Architects||p.arc Luxembourg; Itten+Brechbühl AG, Schemel Wirtz Architectes|
|Start of construction||C1 2006
|Start of operation||C1 2008
|Floor area||15 000 m2|
|Construction volume||48 000 m3|