HE:AL – An innovative architectural vision for the future of medicine

Apr 4, 2024

The HE:AL project is architecturally innovative and sets an example for the future of medicine. It aligns with the vision and values expressed by the Ministries of Economy and Health. Let’s delve into the details of this innovative vision and the motivations of the state.

Ministerial support and strategic vision

The HE:AL project builds on the success of the House of BioHealth, a previous Public-private partnership (PPP) between developers and the Ministry of Economy. The House of BioHealth quickly became home to health-related businesses, strengthening the ministry’s conviction regarding the importance of infrastructure for the development of the digital health economy in Luxembourg. The goal of creating a ‘’Health Valley Luxembourg’’ that would integrate all health stakeholders, from research to hospitals, to develop a unique ecosystem in Europe, greatly motivated ministerial support.

HE:AL: alignment with current trends

The ministry also aims to align with current trends, such as data-driven personalized medicine, and establish a unique European health hub, setting a benchmark for digital health innovation globally. The project aligns with an exemplary “win-win” vision for the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economy. “We know that the future must focus on the quality of care in medicine, and that is the future we are building,” emphasized former Minister of Economy Franz Fayot during a press conference in September 2023.

Admiration for the regenerative architecture of the HE:AL Campus

Regarding its architecture, the HE:AL campus project receives widespread admiration, praised for its regenerative approach to urban planning aimed at revitalizing the environment. “I find the idea of combining construction with the regeneration of nature absolutely fascinating and exciting,” expressed the former minister. He also highlighted the site’s welcoming aspect, considering the well-being of those working on-site, as well as the creation of a vibrant neighborhood with shops and residential spaces.

Anticipation of climate change

The state has emphasized multiple times that this project is the first to go to such lengths in this approach and to anticipate the changes necessary in the era of climate change. In a context where traditional linear construction will no longer be viable, economically viable circular projects like this one could pave the way for the future.