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Cern Major science education project unveiled in Geneva

Model of Science Gateway presented by sponsors, architect and Geneva officals

Italy's star achitect Renzo Piano, Geneva's government president Antonio Hodgers, Fabiola Gianotti, director-general of CERN ,and John Elkann, chairman of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group (from left to right) presenting a model of Science Gateway.

(© Keystone/Laurent Gillieron)

A scientific education centre has been launched at the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Science Gateway is part of the organisation’s mission “to educate and engage the public in science, and to share knowledge and technology with society”, according to a press release published on Monday.

“The purpose of the project is to create a hub of scientific education and culture to inspire younger generations with the beauty of science,” the promoters sayexternal link.

The aim is to attract audiences of all ages and will include exhibition spaces, laboratories for scientific experiments for children and students from primary to high-school level, as well as an amphitheatre to host science events.

An artist's impression of the new building, which is due to be completed by 2022.

An artist's impression of the new building, which is due to be completed by 2022.

(© RPBW / 2019 CERN)

The 7,000 square metre building will be designed by the architects of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The facility is scheduled for completion by 2022 following two years of construction.

The promoters say the project will be funded by external donations, including a charitable foundation created by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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