With its bucolic charm – views over the Alzette river and the hills of Dommeldange – its prime location and multimodal connectivity, the 8,000 square metre River Place currently offers one of the best places to live and work on the Luxemburg real estate market.
The project supports diversity with both co-living units and a range of traditional apartments, some of which are offered at a social rate. Thanks to the hanging gardens and shared spaces, River Place creates an authentic village feeling, albeit in an urban setting.
Thinking about future generations is one of our major ambitions, which is why we integrate sustainability and quality of life in all our designs.
Christian Jadot, Senior Partner at ArtBuild architects
Christian Jadot, Senior Partner at ArtBuild architects, explains the rationale behind the unique design: “We have the same vision as Immobel. Thinking about future generations is one of our major ambitions, which is why we integrate sustainability and quality of life in all our designs. Thanks to the use of large windows, we bring the stunning nature and plenty of daylight into the living units. Moreover, the use of natural construction elements – such as the wood panels on the façades – add to an overall feeling of well-being for users. The installation of green roofs, solar panels and rainwater collectors, combined with the low-energy AAA-label, reinforce the sustainability ambition we share with Immobel.”
One of the eye-catchers of River Place are the ‘hanging gardens’, which were installed on the huge first-floor terrace. “These gardens were developed together with a local landscaping agency, who ensured that the chosen greenery promotes biodiversity,“ Christian adds. “The gardens not only provide access to the apartments, but also invite users to relax and enjoy the scenery.” These gardens, together with a multipurpose room and other shared spaces – especially in the co-housing units – will further contribute to the unique community feeling, which is typical for a village setting, but less obvious in an urban environment.
“Soft mobility is another major advantage of River Place. The new cycleway along the banks of the river Alzette connects this new sustainable neighbourhood to the city centre and the nearby railway station. Moreover, the funicular and tram and bus stops are just a stone’s throw away, making River Place an ideal location to live and commute to the nearby central business district Kirchberg Plateau,” Christian concludes.
The ground floor of the residential building – situated underneath the hanging gardens – will have a commercial function. The units are designed in such a flexible way that they can house offices and co-working spaces, but also a fitness, a day-care center or coffee bar. These will further favour the interaction and conviviality that define River Place.