Porte de l’Europe Luxembourg International Competition

MIC took part in the "Porte de L’Europe Luxembourg International Competition" as part of the team led by Allfin LUX and Arquitectonica that was awarded with the first prize in the fall of 2015. The “Infinity” project is a unique mixed-use complex located at the entrance of the city of Luxembourg, in the new district of Kirchberg. This mixed-use project will clearly redesign the skyline of the city with its 150-units residential tower (20.000 sqm), office tower (6.800 sqm) and retail center (6.500 sqm). This complex of approximately 33.300 sqm is a sustainable and fully integrated project that will offer a new place-to-be in Luxembourg. Composed by high-end apartments, offices spaces and shops, the new development will increase the attractiveness of this already vibrant area of the city, facing the Philarmonie and MUDAM.

Our Contribution:

As mobility consultant for the team, MIC ensured optimal accessibility to the site with a particular focus on the pedestrian connectivity qualifying the new public space as a connector among the existing fragmented context.

The pedestrian simulation, carried out with the Legion software, analyses the movements of pedestrians footstep-by-footstep – in a quantitatively verifiable manner – calculating how individuals interact with each other and with the physical obstacles in their environment.

In order to guarantee a high quality public space MIC also carried out a spatial and visibility analysis to inform the design of the open space and of the retail areas.

Pedestrian, Accessibility, Competition

Main expertise: Pedestrian & Cycle Studies

Other expertise: Pedestrian Modeling, Strategic Advisory on Transport & Accessibility, Spatial Analysis

Sectors: Mixed-Use Buildings

Year: 2014

Status: Completed

Client: Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luzembourg