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LUCA Announces Conference on "Transformation, The Grand Urban Project"

The Luxembourg Center for Architecture (LUCA) is organising a conference (in English) on Thursday 18 January 2018 at the Auditorium du Carré (1 rue de l'Acerie, L-1112 Luxembourg-ville) from 1830 (Free admission).

The conference is entitled “Transformation, The Grand Urban Project”, and will be given by the Dutch architect and urbanist, Kees Christiaanse.

In cities everywhere in the world, new complex and high density large-scale projects are initiated and implemented, like La Defense in Paris, HafenCity in Hamburg, West-Kowloon in Hongkong or Marina Bay in Singapore. These enormous undertakings represent today an established form of practicing urbanism aiming to reconfigure or extend major urban centres.

These projects, however, tend to behave quite unpredictably. Their long realisation periods often induce changing programmes or building ensembles, political and economic constraints influence their successful completion and, very importantly, their far-reaching impact on the local and global context is mostly not effectively assessed. Therefore, these projects asks for a strategic approach, where phasing, adaptability and adjustment to the context are constantly monitored in order to inform their proper operation.

Venue: Auditorium du Carré (1 rue de l'Acerie, L-1112 Luxembourg-ville)

Organiser: The Luxembourg Center for Architecture (LUCA)

Price: Free admission

Reservations: n/a