The Kabaisercher of the Minett Trail were created through a competition. The entire project, from the idea of the architectural competition to the finished accommodation, has now been summarised in a book, which was published in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Delegate for Tourism, Eric Thill.
The Kabaischen in Lasauvage was packed in the morning of the 7th of December. The Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-conseils (OAI), together with the PRO-SUD syndicate and Esch2022, had invited guests to the presentation of the book “Gîtes Minett Trail – Concours OAI/PRO-SUD”.
The book is the culmination of the creative development process of the eleven lodges along the Minett Trail. The idea of organising an architectural competition for the design of the tourist accommodations was born in 2019 as part of the PRO-SUD municipalities’ application to UNESCO to become a biosphere reserve.
91 concepts were submitted for the 11 sites and a jury of experts selected 33 of these projects at the beginning of 2020. These concepts, one of which has been implemented in each municipality, can be found in the book. The book “Gîtes Minett Trail – Competition OAI/PRO-SUD” provides a complete overview of the competition, its coverage in the national and international press and the results achieved thanks to the commitment and funding of the eleven PRO-SUD municipalities.
© Syndicat PRO-SUD / Minett UNESCO Biosphere
At the launch of the book, Pierre Hurt, Director of the OAI, emphasised the scope and uniqueness of this architectural competition, which has resulted in the creation of eleven accommodation options in the Minett UNESCO Biosphere that highlight the beauty of the region in an innovative and creative way.
In his speech, the Minister of Culture and Minister Delegate for Tourism, Eric Thill, stressed that the combination of culture and tourism in this project is exemplary and offers the South of Luxembourg new opportunities for its tourism and (industrial) cultural development.
For Erny Muller, vice-president of PRO-SUD, the desire for cooperation between the municipalities of the Minett UNESCO Biosphere, which has been strengthened by this project, is one of the positive aspects of the competition as well as its joint implementation, in addition to the fact that a valuable tourist infrastructure has been created.
After further interventions by Zenia Charlé, President of ORT-SUD, and Nancy Braun, Director of Esch2022, architect Anouck Pesch presented the concept of the Lasauvage Kabaischen in detail to the guests present.
A virtual visit in the Kabaisercher and the digital version of the book
All eleven Kabaisercher on the Minett Trail can be visited virtually here, and the digital version of the book on the joint OAI and PRO-SUD competition can be found here. If you would like a free printed copy of the book, you can pick it up at the OAI headquarters on Boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg City.