Headquarters RTL “ Group, Luxembourg

The shell of the media building functions as a medium itself

The media concern, RTL” Group, is constructing its new headquarters on Plateau de Kirchberg in Luxemburg. When completed, the entire project will comprise nine buildings.

Three towers dominate its outward appearance from a structural point of view. They stretch upwards from a common base. The hub of the media building is to be found in the centre between the towers. Here 18 radio studios are stacked precariously over four floors in a generously appointed atrium.

The technical functions are sited in the vicinity of the base, i.e. broadcasting, editing studios, production control rooms and the various editorial teams.

The pixellated façade speaks to the media complex.  Differently coloured panels behind the glass façade determine the colour scheme.

IttenBrechbühl is responsible for project planning in cooperation with Schemel&Wirtz under the label P.ARC.

Contact person Jan Stöcker
Client Media Properties S.à.r.l, Luxembourg
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG; p.arc Luxembourg; Schemel Wirtz Architectes, Luxembourg
Planning 2007-2012
Start of operation 2016
Workplaces 1200
Parking spaces 388
Floor area 114 200 m2
Construction volume 246 600 m3
Photos Palladium Photodesign, Oliver Schuh, Cologne