Goethe Institute in Bucharest will relocated to a new, larger and trendier headquarters as of July 24, on 32 Calea Dorobantilor.
The director of the institute, Evelin Hust says the current HQ on Tudor Arghezi street will be closed and the institute’s entire activity will be relocated to the new HQ. She argued the relocation came amid need for a larger space.
„When I started the activity in 2015 I also got the mission to look for a better space to host the Goethe Institute on long term. Our desire was to find a place where we will be able to provide cultural education in a larger and more modern space, which can stimulate the interactive learning and where we enjoy more room for our own cultural events and for the library. We decided to choose a building that was to be constructed from the scratch. It’s a venue on 32 Calea Dorobantilor, located in a downtown area, in Romana Square. It’s a district of the cultural institutes, the French Institute, the British Council,” Evelin Hust said, as quoted by Agerpres.
The new HQ will have a compound of three buildings, with one of them hosting the former HQ of the German kindergarten no 85, which will accommodate the institute’s administration department and the offices of the culture departments. Goethe Institute will rent the first floor of the office building to accommodate the classrooms where German classes will be taught. The third building will host the cultural pavilion, already named as „Pavilion 32” where an event room will be arranged, while the first floor will accommodate the library.
The library is based on a new concept, providing a leisure area aiming to also be a co-working space to lure students, artists, freelancers to come to work in the library or just spend time with their friends.
Evelin Hust said the institute will relocate to the new HQ on July 24 and registrations for the Germany courses in the new location will be available on August 13. The official opening of the new HQ is due on October 5-6.