“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mercedes-Benz Museum, UNStudio
This is the first in a two part series of videos examining the exterior and interior of UNStudio’sMuseum 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 Motor Trend Magazine Virtual Tour
BernaultAugust 15, 2007 at 11:30 pm
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