Service station in Howald, Luxembourg

Project Details

Architects : Milestone Consulting engineers
Client: orchimont s.a.
Plot: ~ 5200 m2Fueling track, ~ 675m2 with 6 multi-product dispensers, 6 electric fueling stations
Carwash gantry
Awning surface ~ 920 m2
Shop: Sales area: 320 m2
Total shop + reserves + administrative and social area: 820 m2
Independent administrative areas: 700m2
Total investment cost: 9,000,000 euros
Design deadline: 2021-2022
Completion date: May 2023 – February 2024


Milestone Consulting Engineers, is proud to unveil its latest project, a state-of-the-art service station in Luxembourg – Howald.
Overlooking the new Bd de Kyiv, this ambitious project has been carefully designed to enhance the overall customer experience.
The project is distinguished by a majestic canopy of over 900 m2 covering the entire refuelling lane. The canopy, in the shape of a rising wave, is made of post-tensioned reinforced concrete.
The project is the result of unwavering collaboration and trust between the customer, ORCHIMONT S.A., and the design team led by Milestone.
Milestone’s contribution covered the architectural and technical design of the project, including structural and VRD design studies.
We would like to express our gratitude to our client for allowing us to design and manage this ambitious project. Thank you for your support and patience.
Thanks also to all our colleagues in the companies involved in the design and construction, in particular :

SIT-LUX for the technical studies,
CFA, for the interior design of the administrative areas
MARSANT CONSTRUCTION for structural work
TRAGELUX for external works
PETROLIUM SERVICES for petroleum engineering work
METALLICA for façade and exterior joinery work
VINCENT PIRONT for waterproofing work

DELTA THERMIC for HVAC and sanitary installations
MANELLI for electrical installations
ARTIC for the commercial refrigeration systems
and to all the other companies and employees who helped make this project a reality.

The project involved rebuilding an existing service station. As the station was located on the edge of the new national highway, Milestone proposed the demolition of the old station and the construction of a new facility, reoriented and completely turned towards the new road. To enhance its visibility, the new station was fitted with a spectacular canopy in the shape of a wave rising towards the new road.

The canopy was designed in post-tensioned reinforced concrete, maintaining a grandiose yet minimalist appearance. It is intended to be an eye-catcher and, through its slenderness, to invite customers to make it their station of choice.
Contrary to popular belief, the choice of a pre-stressed concrete structure was dictated not only by respect for an ambitious architectural brief, but also by the cost savings it offered when compared to metal structure solutions with false ceilings and the integration of lighting domes.
With its six islands providing 10 multi-product refuelling stations, and six ultra-fast electric charging stations, the station will enable a wide range of urban customers to fill up in the shortest possible time, while enjoying a complete range of products available in a large shop with a contemporary, welcoming design.