Grande Duchesse Charlotte

Grande Duchesse Charlotte

Luxembourg , Luxembourg
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Jean-Luc Valentin

Grande Duchesse Charlotte

KSP ENGEL GmbH as Architects

The new Luxembourg domicile of international law firm Clifford Chance is located in a prominent position on Boulevard Grande Duchesse Charlotte in the center of the country’s capital city. The design takes up the line of the street blocks and the scale of the surroundings. Despite its different shape and facade materials, the office building, which boasts three full storeys and a penthouse, forms a harmonious ensemble together with the neighboring edifice. The flexible footprint, with two access cores and an atrium, which provides the offices on the inside with natural daylight, enables the offices to be divided up, as required, into up to four rental units per storey. The edifice is treated as if it were a sculpture. The long, horizontal section of the building is interpreted as a layering of irregular-contour floes that have shifted slightly. The fine, natural stone facade (Jura limestone) with slender, vertical pilaster strips a short distance from one another, gives the building a striking rhythmic structure. Every second window can be opened for natural ventilation. The east-west direction of the building and wide, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure the workspaces enjoy maximum natural lighting.

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