Rizzani de Eccher will be in charge of the upcoming expansion of the European Investment Bank (EIB) headquarters in Luxembourg.
The EIB has awarded the contract for its new building to the Joint Venture formed by Rizzani de Eccher and Ballast Nedam International Projects (Netherlands). It follows an international open tender for the general construction of a third building within the existing EIB Campus on the Kirchberg plateau in Luxembourg.
The new EIB building will be set up in Luxembourg next to the EIB’s current headquarters in the Kirchberg area. It will add a further 1,500 workstations aiming to bring back employees onto a single campus currently located in decentralised offices. In a later phase, once the new building is completed, the EIB original building, the West Building, will undergo extensive renovation. The project will ensure a sustainable presence of the EIB in Luxembourg in a cost effective manner
The EIB has become the EU Climate Bank in recent years and therefore aims to reflect its values by constructing a sustainable Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in its Luxembourg-based campus: sober, functional, efficient and ecological. The project design has already received the “Excellent” classification under BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method).
Photovoltaic panels; renewable energy sources, systems for the retention of rainwater on roofs; charging stations for electric cars, there are some of the distinctive elements of the approximately 64,000 square meter building, which must have – among its characteristics – high energy performance, as well as a sustainability certification.
The construction works will begin in Q3 2022 and is expected to take approximately 3 years.