Visualising the green future of the Kuebebierg, Source: Güller Güller architecture urbanism

New Luxembourgish district will let nature creep into the city

New Luxembourgish district will let nature creep into the city

Kuebebierg was one of the last major pieces of public land in the city and the new development will gear it for the future

Last week, the Kirchberg Fund, a public organisation, tasked with developing the Kirchberg plateau in Luxembourg city, announced the winner of the public tender of the project for the Kuebebierg. The Kuebebierg is the last major piece of land reserved for development in the area wholly belonging to the fund.

The winning project is called ‘Si Ville, si nature’ and it proposes the construction of more than 3,000 housing units, flanked by swathes of urban greenery, tall trees, spaces for urban gardening and a multi-modal transportation arrangement.

Furthermore, the project will cost around 77 million euros, while the first residents are expected to start moving in as early as 2028/2029.

Nature is creeping into the city

Large parts of the new 33-hectare district will be dedicated solely to pedestrians, with the exception of a few key crossings and a larger street, flanking the whole area. At the same time, the project calls for a multimodal transport concept for the area, meaning that cars will have to share the road with bikes, electric scooters, pedestrians and a tram, connecting Kuebebierg to the rest of the city.

kuebebierg mapThe future Kuebebierg district layout, Source: Güller Güller architecture urbanism

Furthermore, the district will offer an experience combining urban life with living in nature due to the fact that streets will be blanketed with trees and unsealed soil. On top of that, it will be a lively place, as it will house a high school and the National School for Adults, plus facilities for urban farming.

Housing is always on the agenda in Luxembourg

In terms of housing, the district is expected to add 3,127 units to the city housing stock. They, on the other hand, will accommodate roughly 7,000 inhabitants. During a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister Francois Bausch said that Kuebebierg is a very welcomed addition to mitigating the city’s glaring housing shortage.



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