Since the year 2000 AGORA has been developing a modern urban quarter on the former steel works site in the south of Luxembourg. Today within the boundaries of the districts of Esch-sur-Alzette and Sanem one of the most ambitious urban development projects in Europe is being built on an area of 120 hectares.
A new city quarter with a unique mix of places to work, study, research and live is being created on what was once the site of Luxembourg’s biggest ironworks with one very special feature: parts of the former industrial site are being retained, and will be uniquely integrated in the new concept. Thus the two remaining blast furnaces not only bear witness to a long-gone era, but are also landmarks of the New Belval. Here up to 7,000 people will be able to live and up to 25,000 work, research and study.