WOLFSBURG, GERMANY.-The Phaeno Science Center designed by Zaha Hadid opens today. The new museumis a public-private partnership between the city of Wolfsburg and several large German companies. This will be Germanys largest science center. This new science center is housed in a building shaped like a space-ship. Zaha Hadid stated she hopes visitors see the building "as an invention and as an experiment to take hold of and discover."
According to officials at the Phaeno Science Center itwill awaken a sleeping spirit of innovation and pique people's interest in the sciences with its 250 hands-on experiments presented in the 9,000 square meter complex.
Peter Rösner, one of the center's experiment leaders stated, "People are amazed and then start playing and asking questions."
Director Wolfgang Guthardt said, "Phaeno is especially about having a good time, being curious and deepening knowledge. We want to make the natural sciences understandable in a hands-on way."