L-R: Henri Grethen (President, Fondation de Luxembourg); Line Olinger (President, Fondation Schleich-Lentz); Catherine Léglu (Vice-Rector, University of Luxembourg); Tonika Hirdman (Managing Director, Fondation de Luxembourg); Credit: Fondation de Luxembourg

Thursday marked the inauguration of new student housing at Maison Schleich-Lentz at 44 Rue de la Faïencerie in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg. 

The Fondation Schleich-Lentz, under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg, will soon make this housing offer available to students at the University of Luxembourg

The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of Lydie Polfer, Mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Line Olinger, President of Fondation Schleich-Lentz, Catherine Léglu, Vice-Rector of the University of Luxembourg, and Henri Grethen, President of Fondation de Luxembourg, as well as other stakeholders in the project.

"Given the current lack of housing in Luxembourg, we are very happy to be able to offer such a space to the students of the University of Luxembourg, thanks to the generosity of the founder", explained Tonika Hirdman, Managing Director of Fondation de Luxembourg, referring to the late Luxembourg ceramist and founder of Fondation Schleich-Lentz, Antoinette Lentz.

The daughter of the painter Corneille Lentz, Antoinette Lentz created the foundation in August 2015 in order to make her property and mansion in Limpertsberg available to students of the University of Luxembourg after her death. She also wanted the large art studio adjoining her house to host various artistic activities.

Following Antoinette Lentz's death and according to her wishes, her house has been transformed into student housing and the art studio has been renovated to accommodate artists.