Modern, Celtic, medieval castles or classic monuments. Viaggi di Architettura takes you to Luxembourg, a city where designs and styles merge in harmony.

Tour starts at Kirchbirg, contemporary zone of the city built mostly following the economic boom of 1985.

  • 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

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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.

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