Porsche Museum – Germany

Porsche is a company that has always been known for innovation and what better way to display Porsche’s history and legacy than in a museum that does the same?  In July of 2004 Porsche decided to start building a museum in Stuttgart, Germany.  170 entries were received from various architects, but the architectural team of Delugan and Meissl was chosen to complete this undertaking.  Construction began promptly October 2005 and the museum’s keys were handed over in 2008.  The grand opening took place January 31st, 2009.  Like most buildings, construction started from the core up.  About 21000 cubic meters of concrete were utilized for the underground garage, ground floor, second floor and central support beams.   The building is 5600 square meters.  It houses rotating exhibits of 300 restored cars, in working order, most of which look brand new.  It also features a 3000 book library, shop, restaurant, and conference facilities.

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