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Cultural offer of the Kirchberg

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Discover the surprising cultural and environmental aspects of Kirchberg!

When you think of Kirchberg, you probably have an image of the business district in your mind.

The opposite is the case, because behind the facades of the skyscrapers of the financial district and the European institutions, new residential neighborhoods are being developed that will increase the inhabitants up to 28,000 in a few years. The Kirchberg, proposes an urban planning project on a human scale, which includes in particular the preservation and creation of numerous public parks and gardens.

An example of this is the "Gardens of Multilingualism" (photo below), which will be located at the foot of the European Court of Auditors and will serve visitors leisure activities, as well as allow the organization of festivals and artistic installations on the theme of linguistic diversity.

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In Kuebebierg and Laangfur, arable farming and pasture farming are practiced on an area of about 68.000 m². The products are sold directly on site. Gardens are planted on the roofs and flowers and vegetables are distributed within the residential areas.

A real commitment to the environment, as well as the beehives already installed on the roof of the Sofitel Hotel Kirchberg, which allows them to serve their guests their own honey and thus contribute to the preservation of bees.

Don't be surprised if you come across a flock of sheep on a street corner. There are still sheep in Kirchberg. They are in charge of ecological maintenance and contribute to the protection of the natural heritage and the conservation of biodiversity, especially for the Klosegrënnchen Park.

To complement the offerings of the Auchan and Infinity shopping centers at either end of the plateau, more stores will be added on the first floor of the buildings.

A second streetcar line to Laangfur and Kuebebierg in Avenue Kennedy, will additionally contribute to soft mobility, as well as the creation and improvement of pedestrian bridges and bicycle paths. In addition to the existing educational institutions such as the Kirchberg Primary School and the European School, university education is also possible thanks to the University of Luxembourg.

On a sporting level, the Centre national Sportif et Culturel de La Coque is a true "temple of sport and culture", located in a huge building of 60.000 m², characterized by its round and harmonious shapes.

It offers, among other things, a relaxation center, a competition pool of Olympic dimensions, an auditorium with 200 seats and an event area with a surface of over 4,300 m² for up to 8,300 people.

The Philharmonie (photo below) in Luxembourg, whose building invites you to discover music, is one of the most prestigious concert halls in Europe and testifies to the great importance of music in the life of its inhabitants. The Mudam, a neighbor of the Philharmonie, is a reference museum for contemporary art and a showcase institution in Luxembourg in terms of artistic and cultural excellence.

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The National Library of Luxembourg is located in the same area. They have 1.8 million printed documents, which makes it the largest library in Luxembourg. The neighborhood also has a Kinepolis cinema, where young and old have the opportunity to see the best current movies. Across the street Luxexpo The Box is situated, the largest event venue in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Around 100 events are held on its premises every year, including exhibitions and trade fairs as well as congresses, festivals, concerts and corporate events. However, Kirchberg hides many more surprises, some of which can be discovered during a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood.

The sculptures of Kirchberg

Walking through Kirchberg, you can discover 35 sculptures spread all over the plateau.

The sculpture "Exchange" (1996) designed by Richard Serra stands in the middle of the traffic circle and marks the entrance to the Kirchberg plateau. The sculpture is made of Corten-steel-plates, it has a height of 20 meters and a weight of 37.5 tons.

It was important to Richard Serra that people recognize that his sculpture is involved in an intellectual process that has its origins in engineering and architecture.

Between two buildings on the "Square" of the financial center Kirchberg of the Deutsche Börse Group, you can see "the big walking flower" overlooking Kennedy Avenue in a riot of color. It is a multipiece by Giovanni Teconi and represents a large ceramic work by Fernand Léger from 1952. Fernand Léger (1881-1955), a master of combining figure and space, movement and rhythm, played an active role in the development of French art in the first half of the 20th century.

Another point of interest is the tramway stop, which has an impressive and elegant canopy in the form of a plant leaf. It was designed by the landscape architect Peter Latz. He was already commissioned in the 1990s to design the traffic circle, Fonds de Kirchberg. The structure is made of steel and weighs 95 tons. In addition, glass panes, decorated with designed graphics by the Luxembourg designer Julie Conrad, give the structure another 25 tons of weight.

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