Belval is a hotbed of initiatives, projects and ideas dedicated to changing this industrial heritage site into the heart of a new, sustainable and environmentally-friendly space. The brownfield site is now being transformed into the ‘City of Science, Research and Innovation’, where the University of Luxembourg, several research centres and the National Archives have already relocated.
The Belval neighbourhood is rapidly expanding.
A strategic location
Belval profits from being in a prime location, as it is close to the City of Luxembourg, 20 minutes from the airport, and the gateway to France and Belgium. But also thanks to its existing infrastructure, the neighbourhood can pride itself on being an excellent place to live, work, study, shop and enjoy life. Already completed or under construction and adjacent to the shops are schools, homes, offices, a new university for 7,000 students, as well as cultural and entertainment venues, such as a cinema, the Rockhal, an esplanade, parks, pedestrian zone, bars and restaurants. A new hospital is due for completion in 2020. Until then, and indeed way beyond this date, the whole neighbourhood is set to evolve into a lively, modern district offering even further amenities and more green space.
A colourful past
The region has a rich and colourful past and in particular, a red one!
Indeed, red is not only the symbolic colour of this site, but also of the region, the famous ‘Terres rouges’ or Red Rock region, with its iconic red tower. Conceived as a way of renovating the former industrial wasteland, Belval represents the junction of new and old, a place where contemporary design intersects with memorable heritage. The projects under construction incorporate the rich history of the area, a heritage making it both unique and special.