Throughout its history, Luxembourg city has been marked by many different architectural influences. Therefore, it seems difficult to define the own style of Luxembourg. Nevertheless, the most important influences are the French as well as the German architecture. Specialist in the premium real estate industry in Luxembourg, Engel & Völkers makes you rediscover the architectural heritage of Luxembourg.
A capital between styles and times
Luxembourg-city, the capital of the country is characterized by a striking architectural mix. The alliance between new and ancient allows to cross the times in the wink of an eye. Indeed, the ruins of the fortress and the others marks of classic architecture of XVIIIth and XIXth centuries contrast with contemporary architecture gems. As its geographic situation – between two valleys and one river – the city is splited in three styles : the historicism of the old-city, the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco (end XIXe) and finally, the contemporary architecture of the Kirchberg plateau.
The historicism of the Old-city
The old-city hallmark is doubtless the Grand-Ducal Palace but it's also marked by the Vauban Walk and its casemates built in 1644 which are now a UNESCO inscribed site.
The Art Nouveau & Art Deco in the neighborhood of the “Gare”
The neighbourhood of the « Gare » is also called as « Plateau Bourbon », is a bit like Haussmannian Paris with large avenues (« Avenue de la Liberté ») and prestigious buildings in Art Nouveau and Are Deco styles from end XIXth and begining XXth centuries. The main edifices characterizing these movements are the headquarter of à « Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat », the previous headquarter of the ARBED and the Bridge Adolphe. By their sides, there are beautiful properties from XXth centuries as La Villa Clivio for example.
The contemporary architecture of Kirchberg
The Kirchberg Plateau is a real jewel in terms contemporary and even futuristic architecture. The « Place de l’Europe » displays architectural masterpieces as the European Convention Center, the Philharmony designed by Christian de Portzamparc, the Melia hotel by Jim Clemes and the Mudam from sino-americain Leoh Ming Pei (architect of the Louvre Pyramid). At the heart of this developing neighbourhood, you will also be able to admire the sports and cultural center « d’Coque » imagined by Roger Taillibert as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union from Dominique Perrault.
At Engel & Völkers, we are delighted to guide you during your real estate project in Luxembourg, a very rich city in terms of architecture. Our experts offer you a tailor-made advice whether you plan to buy, sell or rent a property in Luxembourg.