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Euro Space Center in Libin-Transinne, Luxembourg by Samyn and Partners

 
March 16th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Situated at Libin-Transinne along the highway that connects Brussels to Luxemburg, the Euro Space Center is responsible for the diffusion of knowledge concerning space exploration activities and telecommunications in Europe.

Euro Space Center - Photo by La Fibre Comm.

  • Architects: Philippe Samyn and Partners
  • Location: Libin-Transinne, Province de Luxembourg
  • Design year: 2008-2009
  • Completion: Under construction
  • Article source: Samyn and Partners
  • Area: 3.294 sqm covered, 1.800 sqm above-ground construction, 500 sqm underground
  • Photographs: Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center - Photo by La Fibre Comm.

In addition to exhibition and interactivity facilities, it offers students and the general public seminars to familiarize them with space sciences. Even though the existing building, realized with limited resources, does not facilitate their perception from the outside, the activities carried out there are of a particularly high intellectual level.

Euro Space Center - Photo by La Fibre Comm.

This is precisely why diverse enterprises active in the sector of space telecommunications desire to establish facilities on the site.

The project anticipates housing them in a kind of modular “hamlet ” on site consisting of 2- to 4-floor wooden constructions arranged in an evolutive geometrical configuration.

Euro Space Center - Photo by La Fibre Comm.

A large parallelepiped (52.80 m long, 43.20 m wide and 16.20 m high), conceived like a raised horticultural greenhouse, will house the ensemble under a common roof.

The glassed facade along the highway is prolonged by a 120-m-long gallery that clads the existing building.

The reception hall and the gallery are rhythmed in 4.80-m-sided elements of slender steel tubes. Four horizontal sheets of cables, distant from one another by 3.24 m, connect the vertical tubes in both orthogonal directions to impede buckling.

Euro Space Center - Photo by La Fibre Comm.

The stresses inducted by the cables, as well as the stresses induced by wind, are diffused on the periphery by vertical trellised girders constituted of pairs of posts connected to one another by horizontal cross-bars and cables in a cross formation.

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

This three-dimensional ensemble of bars and cables is the ideal support for large banners, both on a two-dimensional plane as well as three-dimensional, signaling to users of the highway the nature of the activities of this center and the presence of partner enterprises.

The southern slopes of the roof and façade elements are equipped with photovoltaic panels on a total surface of 3.502 sqm.

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center - Photo by Marie Françoise PLISSART

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

Euro Space Center Model - Photo by Andres FERNANDEZ MARCOS

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