Peter Kleijnenburg and Karin Waringo talk about the loss of Luxembourg's architectural heritage - the demolition of historical buildings.

Peter Kleijnenburg set up the Facebook group Luxembourg Under Destruction - Mir wëllen hale wat mir hunn in 2019 after witnessing so many beautiful homes being demolished. Prior to that, he had started taking photos in 2014 of the destruction.

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Karin Waringo, a member of the group, has always been active in saving Luxembourg's housing heritage. She is deeply interested in retaining the heritage internally too - the craftsmanship in woodwork, tiles and other features which provide a living history.

Luxembourg Under Destruction

We talk about many different aspects of why it makes sense to keep the older buildings: environmental, social and historical reasons. We compare with Housing Protection schemes abroad.

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"Whole cities and villages completely lose their character.

Constantly live in a construction site.

Entire streets been demolished."

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