The Schluechthaus site (Old Slaughterhouse), which belongs to the City of Luxembourg, covers an area of around 2.5 ha, including a number of green spaces. Situated in Hollerich near major thoroughfares, several schools and the future Porte de Hollericheco-district, the Schluechthaus occupies a superb location in southern Luxembourg City.
After the slaughterhouse was closed in 1997, the buildings on this site were used for a few years to accommodate the City of Luxembourg's Service Sports (Sports Department), a skatepark and several storage areas.
Architectural design competition
With its superb location in southern Luxembourg City near major thoroughfares, several schools and the future Porte de Hollerich eco-district, the Schluechthaus will be the subject of an architectural design competition in 2022 for the redevelopment of this site.
An extensive pre-works programme to promote and revitalise the "Schluechthaus" has been launched. The aim is to test out the ideas gathered during the citizen participation process on the future use of the site. Before construction work begins, a series of one-time events – spanning cultural, sports and intergenerational activities – will be put on at the Old Slaughterhouse.
Bicherkonscht at Schluechthaus – 8 October 2022
11:00–12:30 and 14:00–18:30
On Saturday, 8 October 2022, the City of Luxembourg's Cité Bibliothèque invites you to come and explore the diverse collections of literature and illustrations housed at its Rue Genistre site. Taking place at the Old Slaughterhouse in Hollerich, the event features workshops where you will get to see how a story can be told not only through words and text, but also through images and illustrations. "Bicherkonscht @ Schluechthaus" will include fun activities suitable for all ages, but geared especially towards young people who are interested in the field of illustration and want to learn more about it. There will also be a book corner curated by the Cité Bibliothèque, where visitors can take a break from the activities or simply read for a while even if they are not attending any workshops.
- 11:00–12:30 Reading and illustration workshop with Olga Reiff (for all ages, held in Luxembourgish)
As part of this exciting story experience for kids, participants get to design their own main character.
- 14:00–16:30: Manga character design workshop with Sabrina Kaufmann (for participants aged 12+, spaces must be booked in advance, held in Luxembourgish and French)
Sabrina Kauffmann explains the defining characteristics of a good hero or villain, and teaches participants the basics of drawing manga.
- 14:30–16:30: Silkscreen printing workshop with Irina Moons (all ages, held in Luxembourgish and French)
Participants learn silkscreen printing techniques and personalise their own jute bag (Fairtrade certified cotton).)
- 14:00–17:00: Comic book workshop with Tunn Grimée (ages 13–18, spaces must be booked in advance, held in Luxembourgish and French).
Discover the rich and varied world of comic books and create your own illustrated story. No technical skills required, everything goes: collage, tracing, photonovela, re-using existing comic book strips, etc.
- 15:30: Presentation: "De Ris geet op d’Rees" (In the Giant's Footsteps) with Lucien Czuga (all ages, in Luxembourgish)
A collaboration with Andy Genen and the Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg
- 17:00: Round-table discussion with Olga Reiff, Lucien Czuga, Sabrina Kaufmann, Irina Moons and Joe Logelin (all ages, IN Luxembourgish and French)
These artists will talk about their careers and experiences of working in their particular field. This is the ideal occasion to ask them questions, especially if you are interested in learning about working as an illustrator.
- Address: 5, rue de l'Abattoir, L-1111 Luxembourg
- How to get there: P+R Bouillon / AVL line 15 ("Schluechthaus" stop)
- Participation is free.
- Registration for the workshops is mandatory. To sign up, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPAIR AT SCHLUECHTHAUS – 15 October 2022
Information meeting and call for participants
What is the "Repair Café" and what is it all about?
This relatively new concept designates a place or event where people gather to work on repairing objects of everyday life. People can bring in their broken goods and fix them with the help of volunteers. All are welcome to drop in and discover the "Repair Café".
If you like to repair objects and share your knowledge with others, come and find out how you can get involved. The purpose of this information meeting is to set up a network of volunteers so that "Repair Cafés" can be organised at the "Schluechthaus" on a regular basis.
The City of Luxembourg, in partnership with "Repair Café Lëtzebuerg", is looking for people with different skills and backgrounds who are willing to take part in future "Repair Café" sessions as repair experts or hosts.
Coffee and cake provided by the City will be served. Participation is free.
On Saturday, 19 March and Sunday, 20 March 2022, the City of Luxembourg invited the public to the "Meet @ Schluechthaus" open house at the Old Slaughterhouse in Hollerich. The event featured a host of activities, workshops and stands.
As part of the European Heritage Days from 21 to 29 September 2019 hinging around the theme of "Arts and Entertainment", there was an Open Day at the Schluechthaus in Hollerich on Saturday, 21 September 2019.
The aim was to raise awareness among local residents and the public about the future redevelopment project for the site and to garner visitors' input to help draw up specifications that will serve as the basis for the architectural design.