The Kulturfabrik cultural centre is located in Esch-sur-Alzette, in the buildings of a former slaughterhouse. The site bears witness to the architecture of the end of the 19th century and the industrial architecture of the inter-war period.
The Kulturfabrik is an alternative, regional and cross-border cultural center. On its 4500 m2 of premises there are two auditoriums, a brewery, a cinema, an exhibition gallery, a ceramic rehabilitation workshop for autistic people, rehearsal rooms for music groups and theater companies, administrative premises, etc. The Kulturfabrik is a regional and cross-border alternative cultural center. Since the creation of the Kulturfabrik, the artistic team has had the will and ambition to make it not only a place of reception, residence and inter- and trans cultural creation open to all forms of art (music, theater, exhibitions, dance, circus, literary evenings, films, …), but also a place of training and meeting with the public (conferences, educational activities, meeting with artists, summer workshops, workshops for young people, …).
Located on the site of the former municipal slaughterhouses, the Kulturfabrik covers an area of 4,500m2. The buildings combine late 19th century aesthetics with the industrial architecture of the inter-war period. From the geometrical implementation, everything was “already there”. Our intervention as an architect consisted in interlocking, delimiting, dividing, articulating to bring their definition to what makes the spaces new. The Kulturfabrik consists of a large auditorium with a capacity of up to 950 spectators and a small auditorium with a capacity of up to 200 spectators. The Ratelach where small forms of theater, unplugged concerts, readings, literary bistros and lectures are programmed. The KuFa also includes a brewery, a cinema, an exhibition gallery, a ceramics rehabilitation workshop for autistic people, rehearsal rooms for music groups and theater companies, administrative and technical rooms. Our know-how in the management of specific techniques (lighting, acoustics, organization of circulation, etc.) has made it possible to implement a new use of the spaces by taking into account all the needs of the place. The adaptation of the premises, taking into account the existing constraints caused by the presence of century-old buildings with a completely different primary vocation, has led to many astute reflections in coordination with all those involved, in order to offer the occupants of this place optimal working comfort.