The Luxembourg Science Center has retained SKOLNICK to provide Interpretive Master Planning, Architectural Concept Design, and Exhibition Planning services for the creation of a state-of-the-art Education Center and Interactive Science Museum to be built on the site of a historic steel mill in Differdange, Luxembourg.
The mission of the new Science Center is to provide all visitors, especially youth, with hands-on opportunities to discover science and technology, explore various careers and professions, and imagine the future. It will be comprised of two historic buildings on the site, the Gas Machine Building and the Power Plant, which will be preserved and renovated to include an exhibit hall and a variety of vocational workshops and presentation spaces. A series of glass bridges and elevators between these buildings will provide the opportunity for visitors to move back and forth freely and to access an outdoor Science Park with large scale interactives. Several smaller buildings on the current site will be replaced with new structures to fit the program and requirements of the new facility. A new entry, orientation, reception, and connector structure will be created to link all the buildings together and provide a cohesive and integrated complex. The Center is scheduled to open in 2022.