BMW Welt Opens in Munich

BMW Welt opened on Wednesday 17 October 2007. In light of this event we are featuring a interesting video and several photos of the newest addition to the BMW World Headquarters in Munich, Germany. Designed by Vienna based architects Coop Himmelb(l)au the project features a large main hall with a sculptural roof that will house and display various museum pieces, meeting venues and a center for cultural events.

Mercedes-Benz Museum, UNStudio

This is the first in a two part series of videos examining the exterior and interior of UNStudio’s Museum for Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, Germany completed in 2006. An excerpt from the architects’ website appears below:

The Museum’s sophisticated geometry synthesizes structural and programmatic organizations resulting in a new landmark building celebrating a legendary car. The geometric model employed is based on the trefoil organization. The building’s program is distributed over the surfaces which ascend incrementally from ground level, spiraling around a central atrium. The Museum experience begins with visitors traveling up through the atrium to the top floor from where they follow the two main paths that unfold chronologically as they descend through the building. The two main trajectories, one being the car and truck collection and the other consisting of historical displays called the Legend rooms, spiral downwards on the perimeter of the display platforms, intersecting with each other at several points allowing the visitor to change routes.

Mercedes-Benz Museum Wiki
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