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Ground-breaking ceremony at the Railway Museum Bochum

The ground-breaking ceremony ensued on the 30th of August 2017 for the new construction of the reception building with museum platform

The Railway Museum Bochum, which has been continually built upon since 1977 by the German Society for Railway History (German abbreviation DGEG), is the biggest privately owned railway museum in all of Germany. With its 150 exhibits from the time starting from 1853 until the present time, it resides among the most meaningful anchor points for the route of industry culture. A must for every railway enthusiast.

With the new building, an attractive reception culture is to be created, whereas the entrance are is supposed to provide two functions: on one hand, it serves as a museum platform where visitors of the railway museum are arriving. On the other hand, it is a layover area leading to the entrance of the museum building. The construction volume encompasses approx. 500 square metres of utilised area (lobby, check stand, shop, cloakroom, exhibition, multi-purpose room, technical and storage rooms).

This project is being supported within the border of the federal program "national projects of urban construction" by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Ecology, Construction and Reactor Safety (German abbreviation BMUB).

As part of a bidding consortium, ZPP was given the order for specialist planning. Hereby, parts of the service package were, among others, structural planning, proof of the sound and thermal protection, the construction-accompanying consulting and the SiGeKo services.

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Alongside our mayor Thomas Eiskirch (sixth from left), the ground-breaking ceremony for the museum new construction is initiated
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