The Cité des Sciences on Belval comprises about 20 public construction projects which have been designed on the basis of international architecture competitions. The buildings will host the University of Luxembourg, the public research centres CRP Henri Tudor, CRP Gabriel Lippmann and CRP CEPS/INSTEAD as well as additional players. Contractor is Fonds Belval, which was founded in 2002.
The first-phase construction projects comprise the following buildings:
Maison du Savoir, the house of knowledge, is the main building of both the University of Luxembourg and of Cité des Sciences. The central administration, lecture halls and general teaching infrastructures of the University of Luxembourg are located here, together with public and private conference rooms. The architects are Baumschlager & Eberle and Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes.
Maison des Sciences Humaines, the house of the humanities, will house researchers and students in the master courses of study of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education and the CEPS/INSTEAD Social Research Institute. The architects are Tatiana Fabeck Architecte and ABSCIS ontwerpgroep.
Maison du Livre, the university library, will be housed in the former Möllerei building, one of the main relicts of the steel industry besides the two blast furnaces. Maison du Livre will be open to all students and employees of the university and the research centres as well as to the public at large. The architects are Hermann & Valentiny & Associés Architectes.
Maison du Nombre, the house of numbers, will serve mathematical and computer sciences. Research and teaching activities, specially developed for masters programmes, will be housed in this building. The architect is Witry & Witry.
Maison des Arts et des Etudiants, the house of arts and students will provide space for cultural, artistic and social events such as concerts, exhibitions and receptions and house student organisations. The architect is Witry & Witry.
Maison de l'Innovation: The house of Innovation will house, amongst others, the activities of the Henri Tudor Public Research Centre.The architect is Bourgignon Siebenaler.
House of Biomedicine: Since September 2011, this building houses the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), an interdisciplinary centre for research in bio-technologies at the University of Luxembourg. The building consists primarily of laboratories with office space interspersed between them. Architects: WW+architektur+management