Project Dam 1-6
YO studio & LAGERKULTUR
Étienne Duval studied architecture in Nancy (Bachelor) and Leipzig (Master).
He then worked for various international offices at SANAA or BIG and in Luxembourg at STEINMETZDEMEYER.
In 2018 he founded YO studio, a playful design agency operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism and visual communication.
Established following the meeting of graphic designers, architects and other creative people passionate about electronic music, the a.s.b.l. LAGERKULTUR organised its first event in Kirchberg in summer 2019. Following its objectives to develop a progressive clubbing scene in Luxembourg, the collective is collaborating with cultural institutions. It organises various events, such as openings for the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, the opening of the Luxembourg Art Week or club nights at Les Rotondes.
STAU, a collaborative project of the architectural firm YO studio and the collective Lagerkultur, aims to implant clubbing culture in the environment of the Sûre valley. The installation, located on the plain between Dam 5 and the Bissen Hotel, consists of creating a symbolic dam around which performances and activities on the theme of electronic music will take place: listening sessions, brunches, yoga and conferences.
The work consists of an alignment of construction site barriers used to support a light installation. Light and environmentally friendly, the installation will be occupied during two festival weekends in July and September. Outside of the festival period, the wall will be animated in the evening by light sequences and the movement of the tarpaulins by the wind. Its urban and rigorous aesthetic, in the image of electronic music, generates a contrast with the softness of its environment.
STAU is a reinterpretation of the dams of the Sûre and questions their border values. It offers a new way to enjoy electronic music and a new experience in the heart of the Sûre valley.
« STAU »
Conception : Etienne Duval (YO studio) & Lagerkultur
Design in the framework of WaterWalls Festival, Esch-sur-Sûre, 2021
Production : Séibühn
Coproduction : YO studio, LAGERKULTUR