INFINITY officially begins its ascent in Luxembourg
On Thursday 27 April, IMMOBEL LUXEMBOURG laid the first stone of the INFINITY combined urban complex in the presence of the Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, and the City of Luxembourg’s Mayor, Lydie Polfer.
The concept, which, in 2015, won the development competition run by FUAK (Fund for the Urbanisation and Development of the Kirchberg Plateau) will be built on 10,700 m² of land at the entrance to the European district. The event marks the revitalisation of a district that has, until now, been given over mainly to the tertiary and administrative sectors and opens the way to an urban renewal.
INFINITY is therefore a pioneer in that this is the first project in Luxembourg to offer a vertical solution rising to such a height in the residential sector, thereby providing the ideal response to the demand for land resource economy.
The project architect, Bernardo Fort‐Brescia, travelled specially from Miami to attend the event. Well‐known for his residential tower developments worldwide, he is now embarking on his second project in Luxembourg with INFINITY. The complex developed by Arquitectonica in cooperation with the Luxembourg firm M3 Architectes will be built to international standards, including compliance with the BREEAM “excellent” standards for the design of the office building. The delivery of this project means a change of skyline for Kirchberg. Rising to a height of over 100 metres, the complex will consist of three buildings catering for the LIVE, SHOP, WORK functions and covering a total area of 33,300 m².
The Kirchberg entry development concept offers a surprising series of “firsts” and is positioned as an ambitious and innovative project, a future icon and a reflection of Luxembourg’s dynamism. The first residential project designed by an internationally‐known architect, the first high‐rise residential tower, the first partnership with Quintessentially, the world leader for private concierge services, INFINITY LIVING aims to be a “new generation” tower.
The building is openly inspired by the luxury towers built in America. With its omnipresent bay windows and previously‐unseen views over the city, private concierge service, monumental entrance hall and 150 high‐end apartments, the project injects a new dynamism into the made in Luxembourg lifestyle. With the future “Philharmonie – Mudam” stop at their feet and a position at the heart of a high‐quality urban, cultural and architectural environment, the inhabitants will have all the restaurants and shops they need close by.
“IMMOBEL has been established in Luxembourg for over fifteen years now,” said Olivier Bastin, CEO of IMMOBEL LUXEMBOURG. “The laying of the first stone of the INFINITY project is the outcome of a great deal of background work carried out with the authorities concerning the many requirements and urban constraints specific to the site and the district. INFINITY is also a reflection of the new needs of inhabitants in Luxembourg.”
“There’s no doubt that it highlights IMMOBEL’s expertise in its sector,” she said. “We’ve brought priceless added value to this project in the form of ultimate comfort. Our project will offer a concept that allows residents to focus on their Quality Time: living in an outstanding environment, daily life free of most of their domestic constraints, allowing them to give more time to their leisure activities and the people they love. An outstanding combination of the qualities of the project.”
Press release and photos by Immobel. For more photos of the event: INFINITY.