Henri Haine, mayor of Rumelange: “Rumelange covers a small area that is surrounded by nature reserves.”
Please introduce your town.
HENRI HAINE: Rumelange is the southernmost of the country’s municipalities. It is cosmopolitan and still has quite a few bistros, butchers and bakeries, not to mention a fantastic cinema.
What is your vision for Rumelange between now and 2030?
Our possibilities for development are limited as our municipality only covers a small area that is surrounded by nature reserves. Our aim in the coming years will be to work on mobility and to redesign the roads in the centre of town to slow down traffic and allow people to drive around just like they did 50 years ago. This is a long-term project that will require significant investments.
What are your three highlights from the Esch2022 programme?
A flagship project in Rumelange, “SPEKTRUM” is both an unusual tourist accommodation option and an immersive creative space installed in the house once occupied by sculptor Albert Hames. It has been implemented in a sustainable way on the future Albert Hames site. The project, open to visitors and artists, is a place for encounters and experimentation via immersive experiences and augmented reality.
14-16, RUE DE LA BRUYÈRE (RUMELANGE)
2. Idée de paix
An exhibition based on the incredible output of Belgian expressionist artist Frans Masereel (1889-1972), a convinced pacifist who witnessed two world wars.
MUSÉE NATIONAL DE LA RÉSISTANCE (ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)
More information: https://mnr.lu/
3. QUI CHERCHE LA PAIX @ LNB: All Dag Krich – Alldag Krich
This is a project developed by pupils of the Lycée de Garçons Esch based on the “Idée de Paix” (Idea of Peace) exhibition at the Musée National de la Résistance et des Droits Humains (National Museum of Resistance and Human Rights).
IN THE PARK IN FRONT OF THE NIC BIEVER SCHOOL (DUDELANGE)