Luxembourg City wins an award

The City of Luxembourg stood out at the latest edition of the Bauhärepräis. The elevator connecting the neighbourhood of Pfaffenthal with the Ville Haute won the Special Accessibility Prize for the 2020 edition. Other projects also won awards or were mentioned: a social and intergenerational housing project, the Skatepark Péitruss recognised as a meeting place, and the Gasperich water tower. Granted by the Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils (OAI), the Bauhärepräis rewards private or public contractors who, through completion of a successful project, have managed to promote quality architecture, engineering and urban planning. It also highlights the relationship of trust that enables a contractor and an architect to express themselves harmoniously and have a positive impact on the community as a whole. For this sixth edition, 257 projects were selected in nine categories covering the five OAI professions. In addition, six special prizes were awarded by the jury. The prizewinners and mentions will all be presented until 5 October as part of the Pop-up Expo Bauhärepräis OAI exhibition in the former Hôtel des Postes.