Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Porsche Museum Opens in Germany

Designers get two hits in one with the opening of the Porsche Museum in Germany. Not only will Industrial Designers get to see dozens of auto design exhibits but architects will want to see the amazing building itself.

The futuristic building that houses the new Porsche Museum will be inaugurated on January 28 and will open to the public on January 31, 2009 after three years in the making. The 5,600 square metres of exhibition space are supported on just three cores of reinforced concrete so it seems to hover in space. There are approximately 80 exhibits in the museum.

Other areas of the new building include the museum workshops, the museum shop, the Porsche archive, an exclusive restaurant, a bistro and large event areas. A restaurant on the second floor – which has both a view through the glass facade onto the Porscheplatz as well as through the glass partition into the exhibition itself – has its own separate entrance and is also open at hours different from those of the museum itself.

With the new museum and its range of catering facilities and additional capacity for conferences, company and private events in exceptional surroundings the area around the museum will prosper as well.

Click on the heading above to go to the Museum site.

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