A NEW, OLD PUBLIC SPACE BY AND FOR THE CITIZENS – MANSFELD PARC, LUXEMBOURG-CITY
The City of Luxembourg wanted to re-open, refurbish and develop the area of “Mansfeld Park” located in Clausen. The mission was that the public, but especially the local community had to profit more from the site.
Various specificities of the site made the project quite complex. It included ruins, former buildings of Mansfeld Castle, which had to be protected, but simultaneously 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, visitors and passers-by for recreation.
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 – yellow ball organized and facilitated 3 workshops to help find frustrations, needs and solutions. Reports and recommendations were integrated in the execution of the restoration of Mansfeld Park.
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 of Luxembourg launched the official opening the 11th of July 2017.