Nouvelle façade arrière avec entrée principale
Urban development and housing

Historical background and description

The City of Luxembourg inherited the building at No. 166, rue de Beggen in 2009 and has honoured the former owner's wish that the building be used for social solidarity purposes.

The old farmhouse at the Greisch farm, along with the former stables and barn located on the corner of Rue de Beggen and Rue de Bastogne, had to be completely renovated and modernised. An annex was also built to provide a congruous setting for the old farmhouse.

The old farmhouse and the annex now house the offices of the communication centre for the deaf and hearing impaired, and is used, for example, by the Hörgeschädigtenberatung association and groups involved in the Solidarität mit Hörgeschädigten initiative. Since 2010, the former stables and barn have been occupied by the association Den Cent Buttek which distributes food to people in need.

During the renovation of the old farmhouse, special care was taken to preserve the heritage of the site, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. This was achieved by using locally sourced natural materials and by remaining faithful to some of the building's original architectural features, such as the layout of the windows, the façade and the roofing, which have either been preserved as-is, or accentuated.

Access for persons with reduced mobility

To cater for persons with reduced mobility, a new entrance from the building's inner courtyard was built, and a new attic space was opened at the back of the building to provide space for an elevator serving all floors.


Project Owner

City of Luxembourg – Direction Architecte (Architecture Department) – Service Bâtiments (Buildings Department)

Project Managers

Architects:                     Paul Majerus Architecte sa

Civil engineering:          Luxconsulting sarl

Technical engineering:  Siegel Schleimer Ingénieurs-conseils sarl


Experts:                           Eneco sa (asbestos removal)

                                        Geo Conseils (soil surveys)

Inspection bodies:            C-Inspect asbl

                                         Vinçotte Luxembourg

Depollution:                      Entrapaulus Construction sa

Structural works:              DZ Construct sa

                                          Viktor sarl

Roofing & Timberwork:     Zimmermann & Fils sarl

Exterior joinery:                Holzgestaltung Irsch sarl

Facade & natural stonework: Société Luxembourgeoise Chanzy Pardoux sarl

HVAC:                              Thermogaz sarl

Electrical works:               Buffadini P. & Fils sarl

Lift:                                   Schindler sarl

Ceilings & finishing works: Chimenti sarl

Screed works:                    Rinnen sarl

Tiling:                                 Cesar de Jesus sarl

Linoleum and parquet floor covering: Brisbois sarl

Painters:                             Giacomantonio et Bala Peinture et Décoration sarl

Interior joinery:                   Norbert Brakonier sa

Miscellaneous:                   Grün Signalisation sarl

                                           Atech sas

                                           Apex sa

                                           Vitralux Bradtke sarl

                                           Friederich sarl

                                           Reinert sarl

                                           Netto Concept Plus sarl