The striking design and architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart
• The striking design and architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart
Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, designed by UNStudio Office, dedicated to the legendary car and its unique architecture are reflected all the qualities that are associated with this famous brand: advanced technology, the spirit of adventure, visual appeal and perfection.
The museum building is difficult organized structure, which is based on a form of a trefoil system braided helical ramps. The structure of the slopes on which there is a movement of visitors, reminiscent of both road junctions, and the double helix DNA molecule comprising the human genome, symbolizing the idea of steady progress of technical ideas.
building space is organized along the surfaces of the hollow rising from the lower level and intertwine around a central atrium. From the ground floor on the elevator Visitors climb to the top of the building, where start their acquaintance with the museum. Two spiral ramps leading down to offer two en route, along one of which exhibited a collection of cars, and along the other unfolds exhibition introducing the historical context of the creation of machines. United system of bridges and passages, these two routes intersect repeatedly, giving people the opportunity to build their movement trajectory. In the basement, which leads from the entrance lobby escalator, a children's museum, and a few small shops and a restaurant, placed in a large open-plan space that connects the museum with the nearby center of the vehicle.
Photo: Eva Bloem