This year’s blast furnace party welcomed national and international artists whose performances mixed art and sciences. The adventurous could also enjoy a zip line ride at a height of 60 metres between the two blast furnaces.
Once a main centre of Luxembourg’s steel industry that dominated the country’s economy for decades, Belval has been transformed to a key location for research and innovation. It hosts the main campus of the University of Luxembourg as well as the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, the national innovation agency Luxinnovation, the Technoport incubator for innovative start-ups and several other organisations that play a key role in science and innovation. A perfect illustration of how Luxembourg is using the foundations of the past to build the society of tomorrow.