Project Description

Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City

Citizen participation project for the development of the public space known as "Mansfeld Park" and its surroundings in the Clausen district of Luxembourg-city.

Mansfeld Park, Luxembourg-City

Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City

Citizen participation project for the development of the public space known as "Mansfeld Park" and its surroundings in the Clausen district of Luxembourg-city.

Mansfeld Park, Luxembourg-City

A new, old public space by and for the citizens

The City of Luxembourg wanted to re-open, refurbish and develop the area of “Mansfeld Park” located in Clausen. The mission was that the general public, but especially the local community had to profit more from the site.

The various specificities of the site made the project quite complex. It included ruins, former buildings of Mansfeld Castle, which had to be protected, but at the same time not be entirely excluded to visitors. The association “Amis de Mansfeld” was very enthusiastic about this part and supported the project actively. The historical part of the site had to be explained by facilities and information boards.
On the other hand, it had to avoided becoming exclusively an open-air museum, but open access to the inhabitants for recreation.

Stakeholders were: Youth house “River”, “Amis de Mansfeld”, other associations, University of Luxembourg (Schuman Haus), the City of Luxembourg, “Site et Monuments” of the Ministry of Culture …
The City launched the official opening the 11th of July 2017.

Objectives

The goal was to increase the use for inhabitants and trespassers, but also emphasizing the historical aspects and the visibility of the park.
The project is still ongoing, and the City is open for suggestions and ideas for continuously improving the site.

Defining the needs by participation

Jan Glas organized and facilitated 3 workshops to help finding frustrations, needs and solutions. Reports and recommendations were integrated in the execution of the restoration of Mansfeld Park in 2017.

Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Mansfeld Park - Luxembourg-City
Parc Mansfeld - Luxembourg-Ville
Parc Mansfeld - Luxembourg-Ville

Stakeholders & participants

Inhabitants of Clausen
Service architecture de la Ville de Luxembourg
Service technique de la Ville de Luxembourg
Amis de Mansfeld asbl
Jugendhaus River, Clausen
Facilitators: Julie Conrad Design Studio, Koen Cloostermans
Graphics on site: Vidalegloesener

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