Lasauvage is a small village in the district of Differdange Municipality, in the south-west of Luxembourg. It is a former mining village, in the middle of a big mining region, where iron ore has been extracted until the mid-20th century. The location we have chosen for the Nomadic Island residency camp is a large surface facing the entrance of one of the mines. That’s the reason why it bears the name of "carreau de la mine" (mine-square). This area offers enough space to host the self-owned sleeping facilities and the working space for the artists in residence. The charm of the place is the mix between nature and industrial heritage.
To ensure the smooth functioning of the mining operations it was necessary to install facilities “at daylight”. Offices, workshops, storage sites, changing rooms and canteens are constructed close to the entrance of the mine, in a zone called “carreau”. From this “carreau” the mining train “Minièresbunn” leaves towards the church of Lasauvage, Fond-de-Gras and a French town called Saulnes. (source: Website Minettpark)
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