2005 - eu-information center - schengen - luxembourg

Schengen is just a small village, but thanks to the EU agreement it has become world famous. Nowadays it is visited day-in, day-out by an astonishing number of tourists who wish to see this historic location. This was the reason for building the information centre. The location is on the Moselle promenade, within sight of the landing stage where the ”Schengen Agreement“ was signed. The building, a low, elongated box, stands at the corner of a Baroque garden with the old Schengen monastery and a tower, famous for the fact that Victor Hugo lived in it for a time. The function of this building is to provide tourist information and so it contains a large, sheltered external area, a foyer with a tourism office and a bar counter, a multi-media hall and various service rooms. The square events hall can be used for audiovisual presentations – also with 360-degree projection – as well as for lectures and seminars. The street leading to the building was made into a square in which plaques from each of the EU countries were laid. The building itself has a rendered façade made of Moselle sand and lime cement, in front of which a second green skin – ivy, Virginia creeper – has been made. The new area of the outdoor space – there are some wonderful mature trees here – was planted with laurels.

Bauherren | Client: Bâtiment & Administration communale de Schengen

Planungsbeginn | Start of planning: 2003
Baubeginn | Start of construction: 2004
Fertigstellung | Completion: 2005
Nutzfläche | Usable floor area: 458 m2
Umbauter Raum | Enclosed volume: 2.977 m3
Freifläche | Outdoor area: 2.295 m2
Landschaftsplaner | Landscape planner: HVP
Projektleitung | Project management: HVP

Axel Christmann, Oliver Arenz