CERN Science Gateway: The New Space for Scientific Dissemination in Switzerland

The new space for scientific dissemination, designed by Renzo Piano, opens in 2023. Science Gateway is a facility completely dedicated to science education and dissemination. Through immersive exhibits and hands-on educational activities, it will allow people of all ages and backgrounds to feel part of CERN’s scientific and technological discoveries and activities.

Science Gateway will aim to encourage young people to pursue a career in science and technology. The architecture of Science Gateway draws inspiration from CERN’s technical installations and underground tunnels. The five different buildings that make it up will host exhibitions, practical workshops, a large auditorium, a shop and a restaurant, all connected by a bridge that will rise 6 meters above the ground.

Thanks to more than 2,000 square meters of solar panels and the forest of 400 trees that will surround it, Science Gateway will be carbon neutral for the environment The Science Gateway was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the world-renowned design firm, with support from Brodbeck-Roulet architectes associés.

Transformation of the Salève cable car

91 years after its launch, the cable car enters a new era! The Salève cable car will reveal its new face: renewed and redesigned departure and arrival stations, new leisure and catering facilities, new reception areas, etc.

Project Highlights:

  • Panoramic restaurant and seminar room
  • 20m high climbing wall
  • Museum space and botanical garden
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Renovation of the International Museum of the Reformation

After 18 months of work, the International Museum of the Reform reopens its doors and offers two exhibition spaces, one permanent and the other temporary. Permanent exhibition to discover the history of the Reformation with guided tours, audio guides and augmented reality.

Visitors will be able to discover the permanent exhibition with an adapted cultural mediation or with their smartphone, which will transform into a multilingual audiovisual guide. Finally, a visit with an iPad will allow visitors to discover the exhibition in 15 works, in a playful but scientific way. Scheduled to open on April 26, 2023.

The Largest Drone Exhibition in Europe

Europe’s largest drone show, with 1350 machines, will run three nights in a row during the Ascension weekend, from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 May. The drones will be able to form 3D figures and light effects will be possible with the Jet d’eau and the Neptune.

In addition to this event, other activities are planned during these days: musical scenes, dance floors, sports and family entertainment, a masquerade paddle race and a roller-skating party on the Mont Blanc bridge.

Info: MySwitzerland | Cern 

Curated by: Catherine Gunnigle



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