ABOUT US

TRANSFORMING BROWNFIELD SITES INTO HARMONIOUS, CONNECTED URBAN NEIGHBOURHOODS

At AGORA, we develop new neighbourhoods.

We believe in the urban potential of our heritage areas. We believe in a mixed urbanity. We envision the neighbourhood of the future as an eco-responsible, connected, energy-efficient living environment. We believe in innovative techniques and technologies to meet the most essential societal and environmental challenges. We believe in the power of dialogue and co-design. Because we want intelligent urban planning, designed for everyone and with everyone. That’s how we come up with innovative solutions to build unique spaces. To enhance the living environment for current and future generations.

AGORA, THE EARLY DAYS

The birth of AGORA, a development company unlike any other

Belval, a former industrial site, was nothing more than derelict land in 1997. This served as the impetus for the State of Luxembourg to join forces with ArcelorMittal to form AGORA – a development company tasked with building a new urban quarter here, starting in 2000.

STRUCTURE

The Agora development company is a private limited company and limited partnership under Luxembourg law (s à r l et Cie.). The founders – the state of Luxembourg and ArcelorMittal – each hold 50 percent of the company’s shares.

COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE FOR RAPID AND EFFECTIVE ACTION

At AGORA, we are convinced that the key to successful urban development is collaboration and ongoing dialogue.

Our unique governance structure, made up of representatives of the Luxembourg state, the ArcelorMittal group and the municipalities on whose territory we work, reflects this conviction.

This synergy enables us to move forward rapidly, because every decision is taken in consultation and with respect for the interests of all stakeholders.

Thanks to this inclusive approach we are able to transform brownfield sites into harmonious urban neighbourhoods, while meeting the expectations of our partners and the citizens.

Because at AGORA, we believe that the urban planning of the future is built hand in hand, for the well-being of all and the enhancement of our Luxembourg heritage.

Company management

Agora is managed by a board of directors that consists of four representatives each from the state of Luxembourg and ArcelorMittal, and two representatives from ProSud, an association of 11 communities in the southern Luxembourg region.

The daily management activities are undertaken by a management committee that is chaired by the General Manager.

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Marie-Josée Vidal
State of Luxembourg
President

Bruno Théret
ArcelorMittal
Vice-President

Sylvie Siebenborn
State of Luxembourg
Member

Fabien Nimax
State of Luxembourg
Member

Luc Zwank
State of Luxembourg
Member

Gilles Feider
ArcelorMittal
Member

Pierre-Nicolas Werner
ArcelorMittal
Member

Didier Rogiez
ArcelorMittal
Member

Simone Asselborn-Bintz
Deputy-Mayor of Sanem,
Representive of ProSud, Member

Christian Weis

Deputy-Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette, Representive of ProSud, Member

Paul Weimerskirch
Mayor of Schifflange,
Representative of ProSud, Member

Management committee

François Dorland
Managing Director

Alexandre Londot
Directeur des Opérations

Yves Biwer
Directeur – Coordinateur Metzeschmelz

Carla Lontro
Responsable RH / Office Management