The opening ceremony of the Science Center Phæno with its avantgarde architecture took place on
24.11.2005 in Wolfsburg in the presence of the Ministerpräsident of Lower Saxony Wulff, the
chairman of the board of directors of VW Pischetsrieder and the mayor Schnellecke. CMS Hasche Sigle
advised the subsidiary acting for the town of Wolfsburg, Neuland Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH, on the
planning and construction of the museum.
In an international architectural competition the draft by the London star architect and
Pritzker award winner Zaha Hadid was selected. With her draft she created a futuristic place
greatly admired in the press and in professional circles which was also christened
"extraterrestrial marvel". The construction with craters, terraces, plateaus, underground caves and
without a single right angle was particularly challenging for the architects, structural engineers
and construction companies, For more information on the building please see
Advisors Neuland Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH:
CMS Hasche Sigle, Berlin
Andreas J. Roquette, LL.M. (lead partner, private construction)
Dr Matthias Kuß (procurement)
Prof. Dr Winfried Bullinger (copyright)
Associates: Nino Laumann, Dr Nicolai Ritter, Dr Julia Molthagen
Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:
Andreas J. Roquette, LL.M.
Tel. +49 (0) 30/2 03 60-1 48
About CMS Hasche Sigle:
CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 420 lawyers. It covers
the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international
companies from a wide spectrum of industry. CMS Hasche Sigle operates at all the major business
centres. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich,
Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Prague.
CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list
of partners see
CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading European law firms. With over 575
partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 3,800 support staff we advise our
clients in 24 countries in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues. Local strength and
legal tax advice tailored to the requirements of the market combined with a substantial amount of
business and organisational integration form the basis for high-quality international legal advice.
In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS
Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS
Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium),
CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS
Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 57 offices in 24 countries in Western and Central Europe,
North and South America, Asia and North Africa.
For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see
and on the CMS alliance see