Alte Glaserei – forum at the Nordbahntrasse
The Alte Glaserei (old glaziery) is the new forum at the Nordbahntrasse directly at the Solar Campus, opposite of Mirker Bahnhof. This new public space was created from former industrial halls at Juliusstrasse 12. Its focus lies on the examination of the human-nature relationship in our cities. Thematically, the Alte Glaserei shifts its focus on the future, particularly on how we will live and use resources in the future and where life and living space will be made possible.
The Alte Glaserei offers space as a location for the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22, the Living Lab. NRW and much more. The Alte Feuerwache and the Kulturkindergarten, in particular, implement animal- and plant-based education for children and families in Wuppertal and many other social activities. The sponsor of the whole project, Publik e.V., supplements this offer in political education and coordinates numerous activities brought in by the various actors. Supporters and contributors include the Dr. Werner Jackstädt Stiftung, the GWG, Ackerhelden, IKEA, Bauking, Hörmann, Wupperwerft and Dach der Stadt.
Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 exhibition
As a first event highlight, the big Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 pre-exhibition and the Dach der Stadt festival will take place in the Alte Glaserei – from 17 June until the end of September 2021. In this pre-exhibition, there will be information on the competition’s final in June 2022, and all 18 participating teams will present the first models of their designs. Also, the festival promises great concerts, catering and a diverse cultural program directly at the Alte Glaserei and in the surrounding areas of the Mirke district.
Beverages and events
The Alte Glaserei offers plenty of space to relax, meet friends and get to know new people. A student start-up provides drinks and music. In addition to the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 pre-exhibition, there are altering exhibitions, readings, concerts and many other cultural and leisure activities. Regular visits are worthwhile, as urban development can be experienced first-hand on the grounds. ●