Esch-sur-Alzette is the second city of the Grand-Duchy with about 34.000 inhabitants after Luxembourg-city. Cosmopolitan with a turbulent history, the city is well known for its architectural charms. Its influences - not only Latin but also Germanic - make it a place witness of the European architectural diversity. Engel & Völkers invites you to discover the main edifices of this prosperous and developing city/commune.
An historic city-center with a melting-pot of styles
The new chic neighborhood “Del’héicht” is a great example of the different architectural styles present in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. On the main artery “rue de l’Alzette” Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Italian Liberty, German Eclectisme, French Neo-Gothic Fonctionalism and Post-modernism are coexisting. A rich mix also reflected in the city’s multiculturalism.
Lots of famous architects have worked in Esch. Violet le Duc, great French architect considered as the father of the Neo-gothic movement oversaw the plans of the Church St Joseph. In the 1920s, the German Joseph Stübben designed new neighborhoods and embellished existing urban spaces. Buildings of the Kulturfabrik are witness of the end of 19th century architecture.
Modern constructions in a fast-developing country
The footbridge “Passerelle” leading to the municipal parc of Gaalgebierg is a great example of modernity in new districts in Esch-sur-Alzette. The project is signed by Ney & Partners and Metaform. Purity of shapes are due to the materials used which are reduced to the basics. Thus, the bridge structure is made of an homogeneous steel surface.
The House of Knowledge is the new epicenter of the University of Luxembourg. The design is the result of an international architecture contest won by Baumschlager Eberle and Christian Bauer & Associates Architects.
The BIL building is one on the first projects of the new urban center called “Belval”. Its vibrant red color as well as its night lighting make it a masterpiece of the architectural landscape in Esch-sur-Alzette.