The Kiem District was the first area on the Kirchberg to see the arrival of the banks following the economic boom of 1980s. Some are icons of modern architecture: the Deutsche Bank by Gottfried Böhm and the HypoVereinsbank by Richard Meier. The Kiem District is also home to the exhibition halls, Luxexpo, and a shopping centre.
With the passage of the tramway on Avenue J. F. Kennedy in view, the Bricherhof motorway interchange in the Kiem District was transformed into a lights-controlled level intersection. The infilling works, finished in 2009, made the widening of the avenue for the installation of the tramway possible. In addition, it facilitated the front of street urban development of buildings housing prestigious offices. The new structures are: Ernst & Young Luxembourg Real Estate (Sauerbruch Hutton architects) alongside the “President”building, the new Bibliothèque Nationale (Bolles & Wilson architects) will be built on the corner of Avenue J. F. Kennedy-Circuit de la Foire. The head office of KPMG (Fräntz Valentiny, architect) has been completed as has “Arendt House” (Diener & Diener, architects). The competition for the first plots of the Kiem District West PAP, with the aim of the increasing the available housing on the Kirchberg, was held in 2013. The Serra roundabout has undergone major redevelopment: a bypass now enables direct access to the motorways from Avenue Kennedy, the roundabout has been transformed into a 3-lane turbo roundabout, and studies are in hand for a bus-tram interchange with a Park-and-Ride.