Natural history in Hamburg is getting a new home in HafenCity. The new building of the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) is being built in the Elbtorquartier between Überseeallee, Shanghaiallee and Hongkongstraße, as the science authority and LIB announced on Tuesday. The "flagship project for science and the museum world", for which the term "Evolutioneum" was previously mentioned, will be "not a classic museum and also not a pure research institute," it said. Instead, the LIB will in future “reflect the triad for which the Leibniz research museums stand”: research, innovative exhibitions, laboratories and areas for accommodating the scientific collections will come together here under one roof.
In order to better protect habitats and restore damaged ecosystems, it is necessary to better understand the interactions between species and the role of humans in biodiversity loss. In the future, this will happen in the new Leibniz Research Museum for Natural History in HafenCity, it said. The new Leibniz Institute will shape and further develop Hamburg's research, education and museum landscape. After a long search, the steering group opted for a new building on the so-called construction site 51. It promises a very good urban integration into the science and museum landscape, it said.
The planning for the "House of the Digital World", which is one of the government's lighthouse projects and which is intended to contribute to the revitalization of the city center in the Mönckebergstrasse/Spitaler Strasse area, is also ongoing. The book halls and the adult education center will be involved here, and there WILL be digital offers that visitors can experience directly.