AGORA – Our profile
Our profile
AGORA – your location developer

Who we are

  • DGNB-Label in Gold 2011
    DGNB-Label in Gold 2011
  • Fiabci-Excellence Award 2012
    Fiabci-Excellence Award 2012
  • Bauhärepreis OAI 2012
    Bauhärepreis OAI 2012

The Agora development company was founded in 2000 for the purpose of revitalising former steel industry production sites in the south of Luxembourg, including the approx. 120 hectare of Belval

However, the public private partnership consisting of the Luxembourg state and the ArcelorMittal steel group (formerly Arbed) has long become one of the industry's leading companies.

Our clients are communities and private investors. We offer every service on every aspect of location development, from analysis and planning to civil engineering and development to location marketing. As a package, from a single source or as a one-off service. We have already received several awards for the quality of our services, including the Gold Label of the German Sustainable Building Council, and the Property Developer’s Prize of the Luxemburg Association of Engineers and Architects.

Our experienced international team of town planners, architects, engineers and marketing specialists offers comprehensive advice, efficient organisation and bespoke developments, and will also successfully implement your project.



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.


Our values

Agora harmonises the parameters necessary for the development of real quality of life for everyone. Agora thus creates the conditions for promoting social cohesion by strengthening the mix of human relations in their social, professional, economic, educational and intergenerational aspects.

Designing urban development today and tomorrow requires hard skills but also soft skills. Agora gathers experience on the ground and combines them with its technical skills.

Conserving, taming, building our future without mortgaging our present! Agora pays a high degree of attention to decisions with consequences that go beyond the issues facing us today.

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.


Marie-Josée Vidal
State of Luxemourg
Bruno Théret
Jean-Marie Haensel
State of Luxembourg
Fabien Nimax
State of Luxembourg
Luc Zwank
State of Luxembourg
Gilles Feider
Pierre-Nicolas Werner
Didier Rogiez
Simone Asselborn-Bintz
Deputy-Mayor of Sanem, Representive of ProSud, Member
Georges Mischo
Deputy-Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette, Representive of ProSud, Member
Paul Weimerskirch
Mayor of Schifflange,
Representative of ProSud,

Management committee

François Dorland
Directeur Général
Robert Kocian
Directeur Marketing et Développement
Yves Biwer
Directeur Administratif


The following is a list of the partners and service providers with whom we have been working for many years in order to successfully carry out our clients’ projects.

Authorities and Institutions

Service providers

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