AmCham Real Estate committee, under the supervision of Mario Di Stefano, Managing Partner – DSM Avocat à la Cour and committee chair, had organized a 1,5-hour guided tour in Esch to introduce us to a new Real Estate project gathering modern architecture and integrating steel buildings from the earlier mining industry.
The tour ended at the Restaurant Como where we had a wonderful dinner and good networking.
Lying southwest of Esch-sur-Alzette, between the town centre, the railway, and the French border, the “Lentille Terres-Rouges” terrain has not been developed since 1977. The project known as “Rout Lëns” (meaning “red lentil”), is planned to give new life to this disused former steelmaking area by converting it into a new sustainable, innovative, model district.
Focused primarily on its residents’ quality of life, the 10.5 hectares of the new Rout Lëns neighborhood will contain a school, local shops and services, flexible and innovative workspaces, different types of housing, public facilities (transition center, day nurseries, medical center, etc.), leisure facilities (sports grounds, cafés and restaurants), public areas and green spaces. In a concern to preserve and enhance the industrial heritage, several buildings of particular interest will be refurbished.
Below are some of the pictures taken during the visit. You can also follow this link to the iko website explaining the integration of what will be a modern living era.