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Start Of Construction Of Hamburg's New MINTarium

The new MINTarium at Mümmelmannsberg will not only be an excting extracurricular place of learning for science, but also an attractive tourist destination

At Hamburg’s eastern borough, the existing “Educational Centre For Natural Sciences and Technology” will be expanded by a hands-on exhibition on mathematics and a shipbuilding workshop and renamed MINTarium (MINT = mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology). The conversion and expansion is a key project of integrated urban development in Billstedt / Horn, which has been been recognised as an assisted social area in 2005, and the redevelopment of Mümmelmannsberg.

Pilot Project In Hamburg’s East

In order to develop Hamburg as a smart and livable city and to improve living conditions in its neighbourhoods, Hamburg pursues an integrated urban development, with efforts bundled in its east in the project “Upstream On the Elbe and Bille. Housing and Urban Production in Hamburg-Ost “. Educational key objective of MINTariums ais to promote natural sciences to student . With its new exhibition on mathematics and special family offers, the MINTarium is also an exciting new destination for scientifically interested people of all sexes and ages.

Broad Base Of Support

Built by Schulbau Hamburg (SBH), the MINTarium Hamburg was initiated by the district office of Hamburg-Mitte and Hamburg’s municipal for department urban and landscape planning in collaboration with the National Institute of Teacher Education and School Development (LI), the Executive Board of the GSM and the architect Ulrich Suntrop (abi). The project is financed with 1.9 million euro by RISE funds of the Ministry of Urban Development and Environment. Additional funds come from the district assemble of Hamburg-Mitte (175,000 euro) and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training plus the State Office Hamburg School Construction (560,000 euro). The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training will also cover operations.
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