Atenor, Arηs Group and Agora designate the architecture firms HYP and UNStudio as the winners for the development of the Kyklos project following the acquisition of lot 48 in Central Square, Belval
The Kyklos project will be the last building to shape the Central Square District around the Place des Bassins. Organised around a circular core, with bold curvilinear geometry and large glass façades, the project will offer a working and living environment over 8 floors that meets the highest standards. It will be BREEAM and WELL certified and will comply with the criteria of the European taxonomy.
Lot 48 was awarded, in December 2022, to Atenor in partnership with the Arηs group by Agora, responsible for the rehabilitation of the former ArcelorMittal steel plant in Belval. At the same time, a 10-year lease agreement was signed with Arηs Group for the occupancy of all the offices. This real estate project provides for more than 7,600 m² of offices as well as commercial spaces at the foot of the building.
An international architectural competition was co-organised with Agora, with the objective of developing an office building distinguished by its quality and excellence to complement the architectural landscape of the district. Following the call for applications in February 2023, 29 architects submitted a file. The selection process was carried out in two phases. The first phase consisted of the pre-selection of 3 architectural offices according to their references and vision for the project. Following the completion of preliminary designs, a jury made up of representatives from Atenor, Agora and Arηs, based on the conclusions of a committee of experts, selected the project that best met the requirements in terms of sustainability, quality, aesthetics and programming to meet the needs of future occupants.
Atenor, Agora and Arηs were delighted about the enthusiasm generated by this project, thanked the applicants for their interest and efforts while highlighting the quality of the teams and applications received.
About Arηs Group
Based in Luxembourg, Arηs Group specialises in the management of complex IT systems and projects. To carry out its missions, the group relies on the expertise, excellence and agility of 16 independent and complementary entities. The multi-faceted expertise of Arηs Group enables it to stand out in multiple business lines and technologies: infrastructure, cloud, business intelligence, electronic signature, machine learning, mobile development and advanced software development. Its markets are also diverse. The group has prestigious clients among international institutions, telecoms, in banking and insurance, industry and the public sector. Arηs Group started its activities in 2003, led by a highly focused team of 5.
Agora is a Luxembourg-based company specialising in transforming former industrial wastelands into harmonious, connected urban districts. Agora designs inspiring, sustainable living and working spaces with high energy performance, while respecting the heritage of the sites on which these new districts are developed.
Atenor is a sustainable real estate development company recognised as one of the Global Listed Sector Leaders by the GRESB, with pan-European expertise and listed on the Euronext Brussels market. Its mission is to meet the new requirements of changes in urban and professional life through sustainable urban planning and architecture. In this context, Atenor invests in large-scale real estate projects that meet strict criteria in terms of location, economic efficiency and respect for the environment. Atenor is recognised as an international and sustainable urban developer, aligned with the European taxonomy and targeting the highest classifications of BREEAM and WELL certifications.
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