Allotment "Leiteschbaach" in Grevenmacher
We had been entrusted with the development of these lands in the center of Grevenmacher, a wine-growing town in the Moselle valley, in a mixed set of dwellings and shops with a primary school.
The topography of the terrain made it difficult to manage due to a steep slope to the north and a creek that had dug the south side.
We proposed a new street that followed the natural contours of the land, bordered on each side by rural buildings. To the north of the street we proposed buildings that could fill the gap between the new street and the gardens at the back.
The school building was offered in the form of a traditional farm with courtyard, and the shops were provided on the ground floor of a residence on the existing street.
To the east, houses near the creek were inspired by water mills in the area.
The Nature Conservancy had asked us to produce the sketches of the plans, cuts and facades of each building in order to reassure the neighbors of what was to be built, but the neighbors' preoccupation was to avoid any construction that would hinder their View on the virgin lands.
Despite the resistance of the neighbors, we were able to obtain the reclassification of the land in the residential area, but the political authorities of the time were afraid to approve the particular plan of development. After nearly 10 years of debate, the developers sold the land.