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Car Museum Buildings : Architecture

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post updated 11 February 2024

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Car Museum Architecture. We aim to include good quality, interesting buildings for vehicles.

We cover completed car-related buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions.

Latest Car Museum Building Designs

25 Sep 2018
The new Ferrari Centro Stile, Maranello, Italy
Architects: Design International and Planning
The New Ferrari Centro Stile Italy
image Courtesy architecture office
Ferrari Centro Stile Building
This new building design was unveiled alongside the launch of two new Ferrari car models produced in strictly limited edition: the Ferrari Monza Sp1 and Sp2.

26 Aug 2016
Grey. Container LP Auto Gallery, Guangdong, southeast China
Architects: C.DD
Grey Container LP Auto Gallery Car Museum Buildings
photograph : OUYANG Yun
Auto Gallery Guangdong
LP Auto Gallery is co-founded by an outstanding young entrepreneur (L) and a professional racing driver (P). The Gallery focuses on redefining the artistic integration of supercars and refitted vehicles.

Automotive Architecture up to 2013

23 June 2020 + 15 Feb 2013
Porsche Pavilion, Wolfsburg, Germany
Design: Henn Architekten
Porsche Pavilion Wolfsburg building
photograph : HG Esch
Porsche Pavilion in Wolfsburg
For the first time since its opening in 2000, the Autostadt in Wolfsburg received another building structure in the form of the new Porsche Pavilion. The organically shaped building is sitting at the central axis of the theme park and offers 400 m² of space for exhibitions and presentations.

14 Mar 2012
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Modena, Italy
Design: Future Systems
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari Modena Museum aerial photo
photograph © Studio cento29
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari
The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena was designed by Jan Kaplický at Future Systems.
In 2004 Future Systems won an international competition to design a new museum in Modena, Italy. Dedicated to motor racing legend and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari (1898 – 1988), the museum comprises exhibition spaces within the early nineteenth century house where the motor racing giant was born and raised, and its adjoining workshop, as well as a separate, newly constructed exhibition building.

Car Museum Building – Featured Designs

Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Date built: 2009
Design: Delugan Meissl
Porsche Museum Stuttgart building
photo © Hertha Hurnaus
Porsche Museum Building
The new Porsche Museum will express the company’s self-confident stance and high standards in architectural terms, while at the same time conveying the firm’s dynamism and vitality. The Porsche Museum was conceived as a gravity-defying, dynamically formed monolithic structure that seems to hover above the folded topography of the ground and the first-floor levels.

Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, south west Germany
Date built: 2006
Design: UN Studio Architects
Mercedes Museum Stuttgart - UNStudio
photo : Christian Richters
Mercedes Museum Stuttgart
“The Mercedes-Benz Museum makes everyone forget that they are in a museum. None of the problems that make the traditional museum less and less sustainable occur. The works around you belong to no other culture than your own. They are much closer to you and speak more clearly to you than most of today’s art.”

Car Museum Architecture

Major Car Building Projects, alphabetical:

BMW Welt – Event and Delivery Center, Munich, southern Germany
Date built: 2007
Design: Coop Himmelb(l)au
BMW building
image from ketchum
BMW Welt building
As a building and an institution, the BMW Welt is a significant interface between the Company, the brand, the products, and the surrounding world. This is indeed the only place able to offer an overall, all-round experience of the past, present and future of the Company, the brand, and the wide range of BMW Products.

Daimler Headquarters : Architecture Competition Entry, Stuttgart, Germany
Date: 2009-
Architect: 3XN
Daimler Headquarters design - Car Museum Buildings
image from architect
Daimler Headquarters Building
The overall design of the building obviously has connotations to the automobile world. Our main architectural approach has been to translate the concept of roads and speed into the shape of a wheel or the circle around the Mercedes star.

Die Gläserne Manufaktur, Dresden, southeastern Germany

Design: Henn Architekten
Volkswagen building
photo : H.G.Esch
Dresden Volkswagen building
With its Gläserne Manufaktur, Volkswagen became the first manufacturer to realise a production concept linking processes of classical industrial automobile production and fine craftsmanship: the result is the VW luxury class limo Phaeton manufactured in handwork.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Design: Benoy
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - Car Museum Buildings
image from architect practice
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Building
The park features 20 rides and attractions designed to bring to life the Ferrari story as well as six food and beverage outlets presided over by four Michelin starred chefs. It is the world’s largest indoor theme park and the only attraction of its kind in the Middle East.

National Automobile Museum in Turin – renovation + extension, Piedmont, northwest Italy
Design: Cino Zucchi Architetti with RecchiEngineering and Proger
National Automobile Museum Turin - Car Museum Buildings
image : Cino Zucchi
National Automobile Museum Turin
The current museum complex, designed by Amedeo Albertini in 1958-60, is comprised of various bodies, the main section of which, a convex 114 meter façade faces onto the Po river and Corso Unità d’Italia. The architectural competition brief stipulated the addition of a new wing on Via Richelmy and the reorganization of pedestrian and vehicular access, keeping in line with the latest developments of museums in Europe.

Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, southwest Germany
Design: Delugan Meissl
Porsche Museum Building
picture © Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Porsche Museum Stuttgart
The new Porsche Museum will express the company’s self-confident stance and high standards in architectural terms, while at the same time conveying the firm’s dynamism and vitality.

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Architectural Designs

German Architecture

German Architects

Porsche Design Towers, Dubai, UAE
Design: OMA with Porsche Design Studio
Porsche Design Towers
picture from architect
Porsche Design Towers Dubai

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