The building will be used for research work, focusing mainly on information, communication and health. It will house several departments of the Henri Tudor Public Research Centre (which was merged with the Gabriel Lippmann Public Research Centre, already built at the Belval site, on 10 January this year), the Luxinnovation services facility and the Dr Widong Permanent Vocational Training Centre.
Built by the Belval Fund, the House of Innovation is located at the heart of the industrial remains, on what used to be Blast Furnace B's casting facility. It forms an operational entity along with the House of Biomedicine and the Business Incubator nearby.
With a total floor area of ± 15,000 m² and facilities for up to 500 researchers, the building was designed to a low-tech energy scheme, i.e. it will deploy seemingly simple economic and ecological techniques. The building's own mass will enable it to regularise and stabilise the indoor temperature. The premises are expected to be occupied by September 2014.