What makes this prestigious building so unique is its exceptional architecture on a supporting wall made from Corten steel, fashioned into X-shaped elements. Forming the second skin is a curtain wall consisting of triple-glazed frames, set back 50cm from the load-bearing elements.
The building is located on Boulevard J.F. Kennedy in the Kirchberg business district in Luxembourg City.
The building consists of four underground levels for car parks and archives, and five storeys with floor areas of between 2,000m2 and 2,700m2, bringing the total to just under 17,900m2.
Highly functional and offering considerable flexibility in terms of interior layout and use, this building is defined by its key figures:
- a large atrium at the centre, spanning all floors,
- an entrance foyer of around 340m2,
- 5 floors,
- 1 basement level lit by a combination of artificial and natural light,
- 3 underground levels for car parking, technical rooms, archives and bike racks,
- a stone’s throw from the new tram line.
KPMG will occupy 14,000m2 of the floor space, while the remaining 3,000m2 will be available for lease by another tenant.
The building is applying for BREEAM accreditation, not just for its design but also for its construction and operation.
After a year’s preparation in 2011, work began on site at the start of 2012. Delivery and occupancy are scheduled for some time in 2014.