From l. to r: Henri Grethen (Fondation de Luxembourg), Line Olinger (Fondation Schleich-Lentz), Catherine Léglu (Uni), Tonika Hirdman (Fondation de Luxembourg)
Photo: Fondation de Luxembourg
Thanks to the last wishes of the late Luxembourg ceramist Antoinette Lentz, students of the University of Luxembourg will get new housing in Limpertsberg.
A number of stakeholders, including City mayor Lydie Polfer, were at Lentz’ former property, the “Maison Schleich-Lentz”, on Thursday evening to inaugurate the premises, located on rue de la Faïencerie.
“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,” said Tonika Hirdman, director general of the Fondation de Luxembourg, in light of the inauguration.
Antoinette Lentz, who was the daughter of painter Corneille Lentz, created her foundation in 2015 so that after her death, her property not only could be made available to the students, but also to host artistic endeavours. For the latter purpose, a renovated workshop on the property will also be available to accommodate artists. The new property will be able to accomodate up to 7 students, according to a Fondation de Luxembourg spokesperson.