URBAN PLANNING STUDIES

Cité policière (The Police City), Luxembourg

1st prize in Competition, 2003
Place: Luxembourg
Surface: 40000 m2
Developer: Ministry of Public Works
Administration of the Public Buildings
Architect: Witry & Witry Architecture Urbanisme L- Echternach

Concept of open spaces in Cité Policière
Upside down, Inside out

The key idea of the Cité Policière corresponds to integration in the neighbouring town landscape. The green vegetative mass penetrates intermediate spaces of architecture. It contrasts with the forms laid out at the level of the roof landscapes. The two levels represent and personify together a strong connection between architecture and the environment.

The new structure of open spaces is integrated in the urban parkvegetation and creates a fluid contact with the higher green zones (Grund).