H2O Howald Heights Offices, Luxemburg
Office block on the motorway
The construction site lies in a small triangle between a motorway and a main road in the southern periphery of Luxemburg.
Although the H2O structure has been given the discrete ornamentation of a grid-like structure, from the outside it appears as a compact but elegant four-storey unit. The interior structure consists of three overlapping, slightly asymmetrical units all accessed through a central entrance. The structural design follows that of blocks with interior courtyards.
The double façade serves as a noise barrier with an inner thermal layer in which single windows can be opened and the second, slightly inclined layer of glass which provides efficient protection from external noise.
|Contact person||Christoph Arpagaus|
|Client||Luxembourg Office Solutions L.O.S., Luxembourg|
|Architects||Itten+Brechbühl AG / Schemel Wirtz Architectes|
|Start of construction||2004|
|Start of operation||2005|
|Floor area||27 000 m2|
|Basement area||35,000 m2|
|Construction volume||182 600 m3|
|Photos||Raoul Somers, Luxemburg|