Contents

Feature 1:
3 Temporary Works

Feature 2:
Architecture in Luxembourg

Currents:
Herzog & de Meuron Plans to Transform Tate Modern
Zaha Hadid Designs Three High-rise Towers in Dubai

Jean Nouvel
Guthrie Theater

Alvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira
Ribera-Serrallo Sports Complex

Feature 1:
3 Temporary Works

Temporary architecture has the image of being, among other things, mobile, lightweight and low-cost. Unlike Architecture, it is not expected to be permanent. Free of the burden of such an expectation, it can take on a more variegated expression.
The architect can try experimental materials and methods without excessive regard for building performance, precisely because the period of use is limited; moreover, a limited budget forces the architect to create a work of clear-cut expression.
The three works introduced here were produced under different conditions and in different environments. However, they all have a spare, succinct beauty precisely because the projects were subject to many constraints. We may be able to discover in temporary architecture the starting point of architecture.

Herzog & de Meuron
Prada Improbable Classics Prada Temporary Store

Rem Koolhaas + Cecil Balmond
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006

OBRA Architects
BEATFUSE! for Warm Up MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program

Feature 2:
Architecture in Luxembourg

Luxembourgs small size and its relatively small number of cities means there has never been an explicit national urban policy. Instead there is a cross-border cooperation between the cities of Luxembourg, Trier, Saarbrcken and Metz, which set up a trans-national Quattropole urban network to pool their strengths and resources. The national government, however, has set up several funds to help in overcoming specific urban problems, some of them directly targeted at Luxembourg City, such as the fund for the urban development of the Kirchberg Plateau. This once agricultural area has since the 50s undergone tremendous change. Urban studies by reknowned architectural teams* have transformed the green fields into a vivid urban network, answering the need for growth beyond the borders of the historical city, due to its selection as a European institution site. The next step in the future is to give the Kirchberg Plateau its own settled population, people who both live and work on the plateau. Although now there is an active population of 20,500 people, it has only 2,000 inhabitants. In order to balance tertiary-sector growth, a significant part of the further development of the area will be focussed on the establishment of residential space.

Essay: Evolutionary Phases in the Urbanization of the Kirchberg Plateau
Fonds Kirchberg + Hera Van Sande

Christian de Portzamparc
Luxembourg Philharmonic Hall

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Muse dArt Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM)

SchemelWirtz Architects / Jourdan & Mller
Conference Center in Luxembourg-Kirchberg

RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Stdtebau
IKB International S.A.

CBA Christian Bauer & Associs Architectes
National Museum of History and Art

Essay: The Development of the Kirchberg District
Ina Nottrot

Luxembourg City Architecture Guide

Ingenhoven Architects
European Investment Bank

Dominique Perrault
Court of Justice of the European Communities

Bolles + Wilson
Luxembourg National Library

Rob Krier Christoph Kohl Architekten
Cit Judiciaire

Interview: Michle Pranchre-Tomassini / Luxembourg Ambassador to Japan


Series:
Evolving Workplaces Part 3
Distributed Workplaces: The Dispersal of the Office Through Information Communication Technology
Akihiro Kishimoto

Book Review: KM3: Excurisions on Capacities by MVRDV