Press communication - 09/03/2017

OAI 09/03/2017 1/2 Réf. WActiv/Publ.div./Livreexport/EnvoiLivreUK Luxembourg, 30/03/2017 Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils Presented new launches at MIPIM* 2017 Cannes: NEW BOOK: “Design First - Build Smart”, WEBSITE + FILM: Sustainable buildings worldwide by Luxembourgish Architects and Consulting Engineers New OAI initiative: export its members’ expertise The focus of the book lies firstly on projects dealing with contextual issues realized worldwide. The second part of the publication shows the know-how from OAI members in certified ecological buildings in Luxembourg. Besides the printed matter, the collected data is available online, . Good reasons to work worldwide with OAI members Luxembourg, with its central position in Europe, always attracted a broad cultural diversity, creating new needs in the development of the built environment. This development acted as a real incubator for the dynamic growth in the building industry over the last decades. Luxembourgish architects, interior architects, consulting engineers, urban designers and master planners and landscape architects / landscape engineers benefitted from the vibrant environment to sharpen their ability to adapt quickly to new circumstances. Their multilingualism and their international experience acquired by studying in diverse countries equally served to build a reputation within the Greater Region expanding through Europe. Also participating in architectural competitions and symposia proves an entrepreneurial drive can be felt among Luxembourgish architects and consulting engineers. The essence of Architects’ and Consulting Engineers’ profession embraces certain quality labels such as guaranteeing independence and ethics, defending public interest and interests of clients and users, integrity, being prepared to carry out principles of circular economy, promoting new tools like BIM and assuming responsibilities within the cradle-to-cradle issues. Luxembourg is therefore an ideal think tank for new ways of living smart technologies and innovative processes and collaborations. * MIPIM: The premier real estate event, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones. ©VALENTINY HVP ©DVVD/SCHROEDER ASS ©DARIUSZ PAWLOWSKI/PROGROUP