Thursday, January 17, 2013

After 5 years of work the “Cercle” - ”Cité” has regained its central function in the city of Luxembourg. It is a complex of buildings, which serves as a location, where cultural events and conferences take place. A challenging task was the restoration of the "Cercle", because the standards of safety, hygiene and accessibility had to be updated by respecting a 100-year-old historical building at the same time . The “Cité” was designed as a modern answer to the “Cercle” and replaces a former cinema hosting today a public library. Its architecture provides a lightweight glass building in charming contrast to the massive wall of the “Cercle”. 

Image rights: Christoff Weber, ALAC