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For the Luxembourg Light Festival in December 2016, the construction site hoarding was transformed into a giant comic strip illustrating the city's history as seen by graffiti artists, using the country’s national colours.
From January to June 2018, the bold colours of David Brognon illuminated the former Avenue Monterey passage, connecting Boulevard Royal and Rue Aldringen, in his own inimitable style. The 40-metre-long artwork now hangs on the hoardings at the Knuedler carpark. The panels display a French palindrome: "Engage le jeu que je le gagne" (which translates loosely as "Let the game begin, so I can win!"). In the words of David Brognon, the phrase is meant to be "ambitious, combative and fun" and is totally in keeping with the a major project currently in progress on the site.
Painted on 65 panels, the piece can be dismounted and relocated to another part of the city once construction is completed here.
Work site hoarding at the sports centre in Cents
As part of the construction of the sports and education centre in Cents, Luxembourg artists Raphaël Gindt and Michel Kremer, along with approximately 300 students in Cycles 2 to 4 of the Cents primary school, decorated the work site hoarding in July 2017.
In an initial phase, the children and their teachers prepared drawings in class, and then transferred them to the fence with the help of the artists. This hands-on project was used to give the children an introduction to different urban art techniques. The children were also taught that it is wrong to do graffiti illegally, and that breaking the law can have serious consequences.
Work site hoarding at Place Guillaume II
During a graffiti jam organised by the "I Love Graffiti" ASBL in December 2020, artists and illustrators worked together to create a fresco on the work site hoarding at Place Guillaume II.
The theme explored by the artists was "masks", complementing the piece by Alain Welter on the ventilation tower, which was created at the same time. Artists Ced and Ziké came up with the design: a masked virus surrounded by masks used for celebrations, ceremonies, carnival parades and the theatre. Artists Rodes, Sader, Stick, Yellow and Deso, who represent different "writing styles", then joined in creating the piece.