Umnikum Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, 2011

Five imaginary scientists (a physicist, a mathematician, a biologist, a geologist and an astrophysicist) act as hosts to an immersive field of interaction. The overall surface of roughly 800 m2 is divided accordingly in five sections. This oasis of discovery complements a shopping mall within the inner city of Saint Petersburg. The mix of shopping and educational activity seems odd only in the first moment – there will be more and more cultural beacons planted into (once) thriving commercial areas.

Hüttinger was commissioned by Event, the local fair operator and event office. Jh Museum & exhibition design developed the concept and undertook the artistic direction.

Design: Jochen Hunger, Britta Speer, Jörg Walther, Jörg Hoffmann