Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Reconversion at the highest level is the description you can justifiably give to the new call the city section of Belval in the industrial south of the Grand Duchy. A brownfield site with furnaces was converted in only a few years into a hypermodern town/city with university faculties, the Belval Plaza shopping centre, the largest concert hall in the country, high quality office complexes and a colourful mix of urban houses without the disadvantages of large cities. A masterpiece to decongest the area surrounding the capital in an intelligent way with a new city barely a 15-minute drive away. For many years CityD has been the sounding board for Agora, the public-private development vehicle of the State of Luxembourg and the owners of the land (Arbed/Arcellor).