German automotive museum looks to the future

January 01, 2007 |

The Mercedes-Benz Museum rises like a futuristic spaceship on a hill in Bad Canstatt, Germany, the birthplace of the automobile. The stunning design by UNStudio Van Berkel & Bos, Amsterdam, has three interior loops that circle a triangular atrium where the 120-year story of the Mercedes-Benz company is told. Broadly curving, gently sloping ramps framed by X-Tend stainless-steel railings and nets lead from plateau to plateau in the museum, and historical documents lining the path prepare visitors for the story they'll soon see in the museum's exhibits. The stainless-steel nets and railings fit the futuristic look of the museum while still providing safety and guidance for museum visitors.

Carl Stahl Input No. 271 at BDCnetwork.com/quickResponse

 

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