DELVE

ARCHITECTURE

Discover Luxembourg

Where: Luxembourg

Modern, Celtic, medieval castles or classic monuments. Delve takes you to Luxembourg, a city where designs and styles merge in harmony. The journey starts at Kirchbirg, contemporary zone of the city built mostly following the economic boom of 1985. Walking around the city, visit Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain holds contemporary art exhibitions and another UNESCO World Heritage site, Bock Casemates, the first underground tunnels.In the evening, enjoy a jazz quartet at Neumünster Abbey a UNESCO heritage site, an old monastery that is currently used for cultural events, concerts and meetings or a Philharmonic concert at the Grand Auditorium. A brief visit at Metz (Lorraine, France) in the south of Luxembourg, north-east France to see another example of the “Bilbao Effect” born from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Frank O. Gehry. Centre Pompidou-Metz by Shigeru Ban Architects is a sculptural architecture in an internationally unknown city to promote tourism. It is inspired from traditional Chinese Bambu buildings with 18 km long wooden axes that intersect and hold a 8.000 m² wide white membrane. Inside there are about 700 works excellence of art belonging to Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Chagal and Mirò presented on a 18 metre high glass wall.

HIGHLIGHTS

– The Philharmonie Grand Auditorium by Christian de Portzamparc with its 827 vertical lines
MUDAM (Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean by Pei/Cobb/Freid, 10.000 m² of modern art
– Banks designed in pure modern architecture such as Hypolux Bank by Meier, Deutsche Bank by Bohm or Bank of Luxembourg by MP Architekten / Jim Clemens
La Porte by Ricardo Bofill, a 68 metre twin towers for the European Economic Community
Coque by Roger Taillibert, a 43.000 m² a national culture and sports complex