In Belval Luxembourg, ICÔNE, the Foster + Partners-designed office development has broken ground. Tackling the future of workspace, the design generates flexible layouts and addresses the current tendencies for safe working environments. Located in an industrial area, the 18,800 square-meter office building, ICÔNE, reinterprets the local heritage and regenerates the surroundings. In fact, the project is “an integral part of the larger masterplan for the area […] the scheme relates to its neighboring buildings and addresses the different characteristics of the principal axes to the east and west”. Designed by Foster + Partners, in collaboration with local practice Beiler Francois Fritsch, ICÔNE advocates for co-creation and collaboration. Filled with light and greenery, the office building is composed of two wings around a central atrium. The structure is wrapped by an orthogonal façade and roof, unifying the industrial look and emphasizing the structural grid. Fluid interior spaces contrast with the rigid and formal exterior look.
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