BIMM Hamburg has found its dream location close to the Reeperbahn and Schanzenviertel. The new college will open in the historic Bunker at Feldstraße, at the heart of St. Pauli and a key position in Hamburg’s music scene.
Hamburg has established itself over many decades as a mecca for the music industry, due to its rich club and festival landscape and being home to many musicians and creatives. BIMM Hamburg will connect students to the local music business and beyond, offering them a gateway to the two major music markets in Europe: the UK and Germany. Having already established a successful college in Berlin, we’ve built a powerful and connected team of tutors and visiting professionals who will also contribute to our new college in Hamburg.
The Bunker has had a long journey from a flak tower to a key venue in the Hamburg music industry. In summer 1943, it offered 25,000 Hamburg citizens shelter from bombs, and in 1952 the public radio and TV station NDR first commenced broadcasting from there. In the last ten years, the Bunker has emerged as one of the most important cultural sites of the city. Its concrete walls host a broad range of creative enterprises, such as agencies, artist collectives, the music equipment vendor JustMusic, music venues like Uebel & Gefährlich and the resonanzraum, the radio station ByteFM, and the creative media school SAE Institute.
“My first encounters with Hamburg as a creative city were at the prestigious Reeperbahn Festival – where BIMM has presented a showcase for the past four years. From my earliest visit, I knew that Hamburg, and the St. Pauli district in particular, would be the ideal location for a BIMM college. We’ve built many close connections with the local industry in recent years and now to launch our new college from the Bunker is a dream come true. Our students will immediately be situated right in the heart of the action!” says Vaseema Hamilton, BIMM Group’s Business Development and Creative Careers Director.
BIMM Hamburg will house seminar rooms and a state-of-the-art Mac lab, as well as rehearsal spaces incorporating high-tech equipment by Orange, Marshall and Fender. The goal is to provide an atmosphere that facilitates inspiration and draws creative minds to Hamburg from all over Europe. Students will also work in our other facilities in the city.
“I study with the greatest musical minds I’ve ever encountered. What’s so unique about BIMM is all the different nationalities – from Italian drummers to Scandinavian singers. This variety of people makes me feel at home!” says Gunnar van der Stelt, Guitar student at BIMM Berlin
See BIMM Hamburg for yourself
We hold monthly Open Days at our partner venue Nochtspeicher. The day offers a great opportunity to learn more about BIMM Hamburg and meet the team.