Luxembourg in Transition – Archipelago 1.6 CO2
Between 2020 and 2021, the team led by Prof. Dr. Florian Hertweck and researchers of the Master in Architecture programme, in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg (UL), Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology (LIST), Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg (CELL), Institute for Organic Agriculture (IBLA) and Office for Landscape Morphology (OLM), took part in the International Urban-Architectural and Landscape Consultation "Luxembourg in Transition. Spatial Visions for the Zero-Carbon and Resilient Future of the Luxembourg Functional Region," initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning of Luxembourg. As one of the four shortlisted projects, Archipelago 1.6 CO2 was developed as a research project and a territorial design and governance strategy for the decarbonisation of Luxembourg and its cross-border functional area, with an aim of achieving a more resilient territory. Developed in three phases, each working across and focusing on different scales of intervention—from territory to commercial zones, parking areas or garage parks, to name just some—the project outlined a prospect for a low-carbon and resilient city-landscape: an interconnected archipelago of more sufficient and equal urban islands embedded in a productive, colorful, ecological landscape co-inhabited by all living beings.