HE:AL Campus: a unique healthtech project in Esch-Belval

May 20, 2024

HE:AL Campus is a groundbreaking project in the Luxembourg HealthTech sector, located in Esch-Belval, and distinguished by its commitment to innovation and sustainability.

Context and purpose of the HE:AL Campus project

The HE:AL project emerged from the desire to create a campus bringing together all stakeholders in the HealthTech field. The goal was to address contemporary challenges, such as resource depletion, by designing a sustainable and regenerative environment. The motivating demand prompted architects to rethink urban planning and architecture to rebuild a world for tomorrow.

Innovation and sustainability at the core of HE:AL Campus

Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, CEO of the A2M architecture firm, which won the project, with EFFEKT, a Danish architectural firm, emphasized the importance of digitization and environmental regeneration in the HealthTech sector. The project aligns with a decarbonized and neutral vision, going beyond simple environmental limits to become a catalyst for regeneration.

Development phases and expected results

The HE:AL Campus design process involved competition phases, workshops, and discussions with stakeholders. The final result is a campus that, over time, will increase biodiversity value tenfold, equivalent to a forest, while providing open spaces and social facilities for residents.

Circular approach and roadmap to a decarbonized future

One innovative feature of the project is its circular approach. Moreno-Vacca highlighted the use of modular materials and the design of self-sufficient and autonomous buildings. The presented roadmap clearly indicates the transition to a decarbonized future, aiming to eliminate the need for future renovations.

Positive impact on the environment and quality of life

HE:AL Campus is not just an architectural project but a social catalyst. By reconnecting residents, schools, and nearby green areas, the project becomes a driver of social revitalization, strengthening community bonds.

Furthermore, we can speak of a model for the future! It represents an ambitious initiative, combining innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility. The project offers a realistic vision of a decarbonized and regenerative future, highlighting the crucial role of HealthTech in building a healthier and more sustainable future. It lays the groundwork for a new paradigm for urban development projects.