Highly productive contributions
Residents of the district and inhabitants of Esch bring their plans to life by pooling skills in dedicated spaces. Vegetable gardens, common areas at the foot of the buildings, workshops and so on enable different generations from all walks of life to contribute to projects and the neighbourhood. They also create links around common values – encouraging local production and short circuits, raising awareness of ecology, and more. All these activities are based on a single belief: learning to do things through intelligent collaboration, and imbuing the area with meaning.
On Saturday 14 November 2020, the developer, IKO Real Estate, together with town planners Reichen & Robert & Associates, presented the masterplan for the new Rout Lëns district as a live stream. This masterplan factored in the results of a citizens’ survey and participatory workshops.
Watch the replay
See the report on the workshops
The citizens’ survey and the workshops were based on four themes:
Putting people at the heart of the project
To develop a new urban district dedicated to the quality of life and well-being of its inhabitants, residents and users.
"Quality of life" theme
Preserving the environment
A comprehensive, integrated and ambitious environmental approach.
Sustainable neighbourhood" in the survey and "Environment" in the workshops
Enhancing the industrial heritage
Rehabilitate the most remarkable heritage of the site and combine it with high quality contemporary architecture, for a unique character and a strong identity.
To create the missing link between the city centre, the Grenz-Hiehl district and the Ellergronn/Gaalgebierg; to promote a lively and friendly neighbourhood life; to reconcile the city and nature.
Neighbourhood life" in the survey and "Mobility" in the workshops
The citizens' survey "Your opinion counts! "
of the 227 people who replied to our citizens’ survey chose green space as one of the things that contributes most to quality of life.
of respondents thought it important to bring the elderly and children together
of participants thought it important to preserve the site’s industrial heritage
Given the scale of the Rout Lëns project and the stakes involved at city level, the real estate developer IKO Real Estate wanted to involve the population in discussions by organising a citizen participation process early on. This consultation used several tools to enable a large number of people to express themselves: a survey entitled "Your opinion matters!” survey, and participatory workshops.
The voice of youth
To continue the approach begun with the citizens’ participation process, and because young people were poorly represented in it, IKO Real Estate staged an "Innovation Camp" with the Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg association. During this day event, 40 young people between 16 and 19 set themselves the task of imagining "the place of young people in the city of tomorrow" and more particularly in the Rout Lëns district. It was a great opportunity to give the floor to the future users of the Rout Lëns district. A big thank you to the participants and congratulations to the winners!