ArcelorMittal, world’s largest steel maker, will start the construction of the new green building next year. The proposed headquarters at Luxembourg will consume 6,000 T of steel for the project. The company will be using huge quantity of recycled steel for this purpose.
The building will also be a low-carbon, energy-efficient building and its environmental credentials will include solar power generation featuring 4000 square metres of ArcelorMittal steel photovoltaic cells on the roof – rainwater management, and automatic window opening for natural ventilation.
The building will showcase the diverse benefits of steel over other building materials in addition to highlighting the use of steel in green’, sustainable construction. As well as being ArcelorMittal’s headquarters, some of the space will be leased for other uses. There will also be a restaurant, sports facility and a 200-seat auditorium available to the public
It may be recalled here that ArcelorMittal in December last year had elected a design from Wilmotte & Associés SAS d’Architecture (W&A) for its global headquarters. W&A was selected by a nine-person jury chaired by Aditya Mittal following a competitive process with designs proposed by many of the world’s leading architects. Other landmark buildings designed by W&A include the Ferrari Sporting Management Centre in Maranello, Google’s UK headquarters in London, the LVMH corporate headquarters in Paris and the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel also in Paris.