24.03.2022 - 20.05.2022

Red Luxembourg

CRIT. architects

24.03.2022 - 20.05.2022

Kulturfabrik, Esch-Alzette

Disciplines

Architecture, Media arts, Visual Arts, Garden | Nature | Ecology, Heritage, Photography, Multidisciplinary

Project Partner

CRIT. sprl

Description

The project consists of putting forward new ways of considering the issue of housing on the French-Luxembourg cross-border territory. The focus will be on collective, affordable and ecological housing. An exhibition (at the Kulturfabrik) and a publication are planned as results. The project will take as its specific subject Terres Rouges, a cross-border area as a unique place to experiment.

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Past Events

24.03.2022 - 20.05.2022

Red Luxembourg

RED LUXEMBOURG is a hint. A hint to look at what is there under our noses. The red colour of the soil in the south of Luxembourg. The red colour of the labour history in this industrial region. The red colour that is part of the cultural narrative of Terres Rouges. Last but not least, the red colour in the ‘Plan d’Aménagement Général’ or PAG, a planning instrument to guide urban development in Luxembourg. In these plans, red is used to indicate so-called mixed urban zones (‘Zone Mixte Urbaine’). In an era when ‘the urban’ has been turned into a (nearly) global condition and ‘mixture’ in the city is synonymous with having a coffee bar, a supermarket and a car-sharing system at the centre of dense real-estate development, we believe it is time to grow wary and to strengthen suspicion. Now is the time to find out whether other approaches to urban mixture can be projected on the territory, starting from the ground up and taking into account the versatility of a future RED LUXEMBOURG.

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  • Exposition
English
From 0 to 66+ years old

24.03.2022 • 18:30 - 21:30

Vernissage Red Luxembourg

Vernissage of the Red Luxembourg exhibition at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette

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English
From 0 to 66+ years old

15.04.2022 • 17:00 - 19:30

Dialoguing Red Luxembourg

Launch of the Red Luxembourg publication. Debate within the context of the Young European Architecture Happening at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette.

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About

Peter Swinnen (1972) studied at the Architectural Association London and Sint-Lucas Brussels. After his apprenticeship at Luc Deleu/T.O.P. Office (1994–96) he co-founded 51N4E space producers (1997–2014). Between 2010 and 2015 Swinnen was registered as a Flemish Government Architect, a public mandate empowering architecture as a policy-questioning discipline. Since 2017 he has been a senior-architect and principal at CRIT. Philippe Nathan graduated from ISACF LaCambre Brussels in 2009, after which he collaborated with Brussels-based architecture office '51N4E' for 3 years. In 2010, he returned to Luxembourg to found '2001', a think-and do-tank engaged in radical design and that is developing territories, buildings, spaces and strategies.