Video: New Porsche Museum

Take a look at this three-minute long video of the new Porsche Museum. One of the finest collections of Porsche vehicles anywhere in the world, the new museum sits firmly on the ground at Porsche HQ in Stuttgart, Germany.

The €100 million museum just opened to the public at the end of January. It features over 80 cars, including 911 predecessor Porsche 356, the McLaren TAG MP 4/2 C Formula 1 racecar, and the Ferdinand Porsche-designed original 1950 VW Beetle.

Aside from the cars, one great aspect of this museum is the mechanics' workshop. The workshop is used as a facility to restore both Porsche-owned classic vehicles, as well as cars owned by collectors. Surrounded entirely by glass, visitors to the museum can watch workers assemble and disassemble some of the most well known sports cars in the world.

The building is also considered an architectural marvel, and looks very much like a giant steel building almost hovering over the three small concrete cores that keep it upright.

200,000 people are expected to visit the museum every year. It certainly gives us another reason to head to Stuttgart.

Source: Porsche
Published Feb 20th, 2009 4:41pm By Zack Newmark

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this report failed to mention the most important information required ...THE NAME OF THE ARCHITECT OR THE FIRM THAT DESIGNED THE BUILDING .
Feb 22nd, 2009 3:37am
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Exactly what I was looking for. At a budget of 100Mil, the most important thing is the Architect who built it. http://www.deluganmeissl.at/ PROJECT DESCRIPTION The central draft concept was the translation of the versatile and vivid brand into the language of architecture. The museum features those specific conditions which the Porsche brand conveys both spatially and sensually to visitors. Drive and speed, statics and log- jams can be experienced both in the building’s configuration as well as through the spatial medium. The museum is an open, clearly defined place which incorporates all brand specific qualities. Here, speed and passion find their spatial equivalents and can be impressively retraced in the sensual experience. Experience and the opportunity to experience were the primary design parameters through respective spatial allocations in the basic architectural concept. The seeming dichotomy of the architectural shape is the appropriate answer to the building’s function and the exceptional position of its exhibits. The museum’s conceptual design demonstrates our perception of buildings as interactive organisms, as communicating part of a whole. The consistent interaction between the building and its environment is conceived as a quality, as is a functional and practical utilisable space. The specific characteristics of the spatially definable environment are conceived as a landscape or urban landscape, its interpretation as the corporate approach.
Feb 23rd, 2009 6:54pm
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Aha, so Porsche like good, futuristic design, to bad that they are not using for there cars.
Feb 20th, 2009 10:10pm
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