Opening Petite Maison
On the Welcome Day, 16th of September 2022, Petite Maison has been officially opened to the public by Mr Stéphane Pallage, the rector of the University of Luxembourg, Mrs Françoise Poos, the head of cultural programme Esch2022, and the architect and guest-professor Mrs Carole Schmit, in presence of all partners.
The University of Luxembourg is contributing to the ESCH2022 event with Petite Maison, a collaborative architectural project based on the theme of circularity. Designed and built under the lead of architect and visiting professor Carole Schmit, in collaboration with Dragos Ghioca – architect and research fellow for the Masters in Architecture (FHESS) – and Professor Christoph Odenbreit (FSTM), with the support of frEsch.asbl and LIST, Petite Maison has been co-created thanks to the contribution in kind of professional partners from Luxembourg and the greater region. A 1:1 scale installation, Petite Maison is open to the public for 9 months, split into three phases: Construction, Exhibition, Deconstruction. Each construction piece is linked to a virtual database and will be available for reuse after 2022. Petite Maison is positioned on the campus in front of Maison du Savoir on Place de l’Université in Belval. Designed as a pop-up sculpture, the aim is to offer visitors and site users a space to meet and mingle while learning about circularity. Petite Maison is built with reused materials, as well as with products and materials that are renewable and/or have a high reuse potential.
Petite Maison is open to the public. Guided tours are offered on certain dates (please check the website). Individuals or groups may sign up or ask for a private tour depending on the team’s availability.