Projects

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Info

Stuttgart, Germany, 2001–2006

The Museum’s sophisticated geometry synthesizes structural and programmatic organizations resulting in a new landmark building celebrating a legendary car. The geometric model employed is based on the trefoil organization. The building’s program is distributed over the surfaces which ascend incrementally from ground level, spiraling around a central atrium. The Museum experience begins with visitors traveling up through the atrium to the top floor from where they follow the two main paths that unfold chronologically as they descend through the building. The two main trajectories, one being the car and truck collection and the other consisting of historical displays called the Legend rooms, spiral downwards on the perimeter of the display platforms, intersecting with each other at several points allowing the visitor to change routes.
Credits

UNStudio
Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos and Tobias Wallisser with Marco Hemmerling, Hannes Pfau and Wouter de Jonge, Arjan Dingsté, Götz Peter Feldmann, Björn Rimner, Sebastian Schaeffer, Andreas Bogenschütz, Uli Horner, Ivonne Schickler, Dennis Ruarus, Erwin Horstmanshof, Derrick Diporedjo, Nanang Santoso, Robert Brixner, Alexander Jung, Matthew Johnston, Rombout Loman, Arjan van der Bliek, Fabian Evers, Nuno Almeida, Ger Gijzen, Tjago Nunes, Boudewijn Rosman, Ergian Alberg, Gregor Kahlau, Mike Herud, Thomas Klein, Simon Streit, Taehoon Oh, Jenny Weiss, Philipp Dury, Carin Lamm, Anna Carlquist, Jan Debelius, Daniel Kalani, Evert Klinkenberg

Realisation
UNStudio with Wenzel + Wenzel, Stuttgart
Matias Wenzel with Markus Schwarz, Clemens Schulte-Mattler, Ina Karbon

Team: Nicola Kühnle, Florian Erhard, Michael Fischinger, Christoph Friedrich, Peter Holzer, Christoph-Phillip Krinn, Stefan Linder, Simon Schneider, Walter Ulrich, Gabriele Völker, Katrin Widmann, Christina Brecher, Stefanie Hertwerck, Ingolf Gössel, Ulla Ittensohn, Volker Hilpert, Thomas Koch, Ulrike Kolb, Bendix Pallesen- Mustikay, Marc Schwesinger and Thuy Duong Du, Kathrin Steimle, Florian Goscheff, Thomas Hertlein, Yvonne Galdys, Deniz Hocaoglu, Katerina Karapanceva, Anka Volk, Patrick Yong

Exhibition Concept and Design
hg merz, Stuttgart Christine Kappei (Projektleitung), Markus Betz, Hannes Bierkämper, Tufan Cenberoglu, Annette Clavier, Svetlana Curcic, Michael Fragstein, Marc Guntow, Eva Hübner, Sebastian Koch, Felix Krönert, Boris Meiners, Joachim Munzig, Andreas v. Normann, Björn Plohmann, Kay Prühs, Kristina Schimanski, Anja Söder

Interior Architecture
UNStudio with Concrete Architectural Associates, Amsterdam
Rob Wagemans, Lisa Hassanzadeh, Erik van Dillen with Katja Scherer, Janpaul Scholtmeijer, Jan Willem Gerkes, Onne Walsmit, Joris Angevaare, Jeroen Vester, Esther Visser, Sofie Ruytenberg, Ulrike Lehner, Gilian Schrofer
Special Elements: Inside Outside - Petra Blaisse, Amsterdam

Advisors
Structure: Werner Sobek Ingenieure, Stuttgart
Geometry: Arnold Walz, Stuttgart
Climate engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik, Stuttgart
Cost estimation: Nanna Fütterer, Stuttgart/Berlin
Infrastructure: David Johnston, Arup, London