European Investment Bank

The new headquarters of the European Investment Bank is located next to an older bank building on Konrad Adenauer Boulevard in Luxembourg. The building measures approx. 175 x 50 m in plan and consists of seven diagonally running wings. They are arranged on a multi-storey underground car park.

Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the project.

Temperature-Controlled Atriums as Heat Buffers

The entire structure of the ten rising storeys was covered by a curved glass shell, creating large atriums between the wings of the building. They are partially temperature-controlled and play an important role in the building’s climate concept as heat buffers.

On the side facing Konrad-Adenauer-Boulevard are three large rope facades, the largest of which measures approx. 46 x 27 m.

Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time
2003 − 2004

Construction time
2004 − 2008

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering of cable-stayed facades and roofing (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
  • Structural engineering of concrete structures (WP 1 − 4 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

67,590 m²

European Investment Bank, Luxembourg/Luxembourg

HGEsch Photography, Hennef/Germany
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

Concours Construction Acier − Edition Luxembourg 2009
European Architecture Award 2009

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