It is one of the oldest buildings in the City of Luxembourg and also one of the most beautiful: the former Palace of Justice in the Rue du Palais de la Justice in Luxembourg’s Old Town. First privately-owned, then the Governor’s Residence and ultimately the Palace of Justice. The building was renovated and a new owner moved in here in early 2017.
The ground floor was extended and the top floor redesigned to increase the usable space from 35,000 to 40,200 square metres. No alterations have been made to the building’s silhouette, although the renovation has accentuated visible historical details, which are now harmoniously set off against the new spatial concept.
Workspace for an extra 150 administrative staff was created. Here, the interior designer chose to combine office furniture from Goldbach Kirchner with a number of customised elements. Wheeled filing cabinets have been fitted with black cushions, for example, for use as impromptu seating during ad hoc conversations. Lighting and acoustics were also integrated into the overall concept.
Many of the civil servants employed by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs will now work in magnificent halls that have been converted into open-space offices. Designed by interior designer Anouk Thill, the work areas feature a consistent black-and-white style.
AMAE (architectes associés pour le ministère des affaires étrangères), Luxembourg:
guillermo vazquéz consuegra
a+t architecture SA (Arend & Thill)
Administration des Bâtiments Publics
Luxembourg, Rue du Palais de Justice
- Tables: GK Platea office furniture
- GK filing cabinet with black seat cushion
- Cabinets: GK carcass with add-on counter
- Add-on shelf, black, with mitred edge
Photographer MAEE Luxemburg
steve troes fotodesign