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.Location: Mercedes Strasse 100, Stuttgart, Germany Architect: UNStudio - Ben van Berkel, Tobias Wallisser, Caroline Bos
Team: Marco Hemmerling, Hannes Pfau and Wouter de Jonge, Arjan Dingsté, Götz Peter Feldmann, Björn Rimner, Sebastian Schaeffer, Andreas Bogenschuetz, Uli Horner, Ivonne Schickler, Dennis Ruarus, Erwin Horstmanshof, Derrick Diporedjo, Nanang Santoso, Robert Brixner, Alexander Jung, Matthew Johnston, Rombout Loman, Arjan van der Bliek, Fabian Evers, Nuno Almeida, Ger Gijzen, Tjago Nunes, Boudewijn Rosman, Ergian Alberg, Gregor Kahlau, Mike Herud, Thomas Klein, Simon Streit, Taehoon Oh, Jenny Weiss, Philipp Dury, Carin Lamm, Anna Carlquist, Jan Debelius, Daniel Kalani, Evert Klinkenberg
Interior: UNStudio | Concrete Architectural Associates
Curtain design: Inside outside – Petra Blaisse
Structure: Werner Sobek Ingenieure
Geometry: Arnold Walz
Climate engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik
Cost estimation: Nanna Fütterer
Infrastructure: David Johnston
Landscaping: Knoll Ökoplan GmbH
Client: DaimlerChrysler Immobilien
Project Management: Drees&Sommer
Gross floor surface: 35.000 sqm
Site: 28.5500 sqm Status: completed May 2006