A new sustainable, innovative, model district
Lying south-west 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 new sustainable, innovative, model district.
Prime focus on
quality of life
Focused primarily on its residents' quality of life, the 10.5 hectares of the new Rout Lëns neighbourhood will contain a school, local shops and services, flexible and innovative work spaces, different types of housing, public facilities (transition centre, day nurseries, 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.
for the district
The Rout Lëns project is part of a long-term vision designed to assist or even anticipate developments in constantly-changing lifestyles.
Making people central to the project
developing a new urban district dedicated to the quality of life and well-being of its inhabitants, residents and users alike
Protecting the environment
an all-embracing, integrated, ambitious approach to the environment
creating a vital bridge between the town centre, the Grenz-Hiehl district and the Gaalgebierg: fostering a friendly, active neighbourhood life; reconciling the city with nature
Enhancing industrial heritage
refurbishing the site's most outstanding heritage, and combining it with high-quality contemporary architecture to give it a unique cachet and strong identity
The main phases of the project
Clean-up of the site
participatory process Citizen's survey
apr & may .
participatory process Participatory workshops, 27 April and 11 May
Phase 1 of the PAP procedure
First building applications submitted
Servicing work carried out
Excavation and construction work begins
First buildings delivered