The former steelworks in Esch-Belval, which was once the largest of Luxembourg’s ironworks, has over the past years transformed into a post-industrial site and unique location, open for contemporary forms of usage and novel architecture. Our masterplan design is complex and nuanced. While residential areas join the existing neighborhoods and enrich their housing supply with new forms of living, multi-usage quarters create a dense, more urban area with the possibility to supra-regional importance. The central living and working complexes serve the purposes of everyday life but also give space for specific cultural, scientific and recreational uses. The Belval Plaza, the Rockhal and the University contribute to the newly emerging high quality of life within a modern, elegant context. At the same time, old structures are visibly present among the new ones, and create in their distinctive character acounterbalance within the contemporary urban fabric.