Lucien Kroll


August 13, 2022

Lucien Kroll (Brussels, March 17, 1927 – there, August 1, 2022) was a Belgian architect. He was a pioneer of participatory and sustainable architecture, concepts that later became common in the construction world.


Lucien Kroll studied in La Cambre, and completed his studies in urban planning and industrial archaeology. Kroll was one of the main architects of the university campus in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, part of the French-speaking Catholic University of Leuven (Louvain-la-Neuve). He also signed for the Alma metro station. Lucien Kroll became known in the early 1970s as an architect of participation projects. In addition to new construction projects, he made plans for the transformation of post-war mass housing estates. In the early 1990s, he developed his own computer drawing package and was successful with pioneering work for sustainable, 'ecological' buildings. He became a beloved architect in France and Germany. Kroll and his collaborators were associated under the name Atelier d'urbanisme, d'architecture et d'informatique sprl Lucien Kroll. Lucien Kroll passed away in August 2022 at the age of 95.

Some works

1959: residential complex in Auderghem 1963: Ecumenical Center in Chevetogne 1970: medical faculty in Louvain-la-Neuve 1972: 'La Mémé' student housing for 'Maison des Médecins' in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. This vaunted and maligned (architectural critic Geert Beckaert called it 'an-architecture') project was Kroll's last assignment in Belgium. 1978: Alma . metro station 1983: technical school in Belfort (France) 1988: Michelet College in Saint-Ouen (France) 1998: shopping and residential complex in Dordrecht 2002: refurbishment of the "quartier des Brichères" (one hundred housing units) in Auxerre 2008: 40 homes with very low energy consumption in Auxerre


Muriel Emmanuel, Contemporary Architects, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1980 Thierry Paquot, L'invité Lucien Kroll, in: Revue Urbanisme, March-April 2006

See also

Pierre Kroll, cartoonist, cousin of Lucien Kroll. .

External link

Website of Lucien Kroll